Lagos - The Deputy Consul-General of China, Li Youg, said on Monday that Lagos and Ogun states were economically and politically important to his country because of their strategic location.
A statement by CSP Adebowale Lawal, the Police Public Relations Officer of Zone 2, said in Lagos that Youg made the assertion when he visited AIG Bala Hazan at his Zonal Headquarters, at Onikan.
The statement quoted Youg as saying that the two states were among the state where the people of china were domiciled more in Nigeria.
According to the statement, about 60 per cent of chinese under Youg’s watch are domiciled in the states.
It said that the deputy-consul general expressed satisfaction with how crime was being tackled in the states.
It, however, noted that crime in the states were reduced compared to what it was earlier.
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The statement said the deputy consul-general was accompanied by some of his staff, who oversee the activities of about 20 states in Nigeria, including Lagos and Ogun.
It pleaded with the AIG for adequate security for Chinese while carrying out their lawful businesses and at their various residences.
The statement said that Hassan assured the consul-general that his command would continue to improve on its operational activities to further reduce the crime rate in the country.
It quoted Hassan as encouraging other foreign investors to see Nigeria as a country to invest in.
It said that Hassan also urged members of the public to avail the police of necesasry information that would help to curb crime.
The statement said that the police were not relenting in their efforts to arrest the robbers involved in the FESTAC Town banks robbery on October 13.