The Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Mr. Chao Xiaoliang, on Wednesday explained reason thousands of Chinese are presently leaving Nigeria.
Xiaoliang said the mad rush by Chinese nationals to jet out of Nigeria for China was owing to the Chinese New Year celebration, also known as the Spring Festival, adding that it is an event that reunites all Chinese.
He said, “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.
“Every Chinese, whether Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or other religious believers, must usually create time to reunite with their families and friends during the New Year celebration.’’