Nigeria Wants her Programmes Broadcast in China

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The federal ministry of information has advocated for the broadcast of Nigerian programmes in the Chinese electronic media to further strengthen the cultural ties between Nigeria and China. Permanent secretary of the ministry Dr FolasadeYemi-Esan, made the request in Abuja when a delegation from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China paid a courtesy visit to the ministry, a statement by the ministry's press secretary Joseph Mutah said.

Yemi-Esan who commended the bilateral relations between Nigeria and China, which she said had provided the ministry and its agencies the opportunity for staff training and technological exchange observed that unlike in Nigeria where Chinese programmes were being broadcast, no Nigerian programme was on air in China.

In her remarks, the Vice-Minister, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China, Ms. LI Qiufang said her country was exploring the existing bilateral relations with Nigeria in order to strengthen its cultural ties especially in the field of media. "There are bilateral exchange and cooperation in the trade and economic fields, which I believe can lay a very good foundation for cultural exchange and cooperation", she said.

Source: Daily Trust 7th August 2015