Chao Xiaoliang, Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos today explained why many of his country men are leaving the shores of Nigeria recently.
Unlike what is reported in some sections of media, Chao cites the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, as the reason why the Chinese are returning to their country.
“Already, many Chinese in Nigeria, like all other Chinese all over the world, have started leaving Nigeria for their different places in China for the 2017 Chinese New Year.
“For the past 3,000 years, Chinese nationals, wherever they are, are expected to return home to celebrate this enjoyable New Year with their families and friends.
“It is a period for all Chinese to celebrate a year of hard work,have a good rest, relax with family, as well as wish for a lucky and prosperous New Year.”