…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Former lawmaker Shehu Sani has shared his thoughts on the recent arrival of Chinese warships in Nigeria.
This comes as part of the growing naval cooperation between the two countries, with three Chinese warships docking in Nigerian ports.
Chinese Warships’ Visit:
The three warships arrived in Nigeria on a port call after completing their tasks before heading back home.
The purpose of the visit is to strengthen diplomatic ties and enhance cooperation between the Chinese and Nigerian navies.
One of the warships, the destroyer Nanning, berthed in Lagos, while the Chinese embassy in Nigeria announced that the warships would depart on Wednesday.
Comparison to US Warship Visit:
Sani highlighted that the presence of Chinese warships in Nigerian waters should not be a cause for concern.
He pointed out that a few months ago, a United States warship also visited Nigeria.
This suggests that as an independent nation, Nigeria has the freedom to engage with any country and establish relationships as it sees fit.
Shehu Sani’s reaction to the arrival of Chinese warships in Nigeria emphasizes the country’s independence and its ability to engage with nations across the world.
He highlights that the visit is not unprecedented, as Nigeria has previously hosted a US warship.
This perspective underscores the importance of maintaining diplomatic relations with various countries for the nation’s benefit.
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