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They Will Soon Take Over Nigeria, Yul Edochie Raises Alarm Over Chinese Loans

Donatus Anichukwueze  
Updated November 3, 2022
A file photo of Buhari and Chinese President Xi Jinping

 

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie is worried about Nigeria and other African countries’ borrowings from China.

The actor claimed that China has concluded plans to take over some African countries including Nigeria but people are busy discussing irrelevant things.

“So, while many of you are busy monitoring & discussing how many women Yul Edochie married and why he shouldn’t marry them which is not your business, China has concluded plans to take over many African countries including Nigeria. And if that happens we simply become slaves again,” he claimed in a post on Instagram Thursday.

“Right now China has started building police stations and Army bases in some African countries. It’s only a matter of time, God forbid, Nigerians will become slaves to the Chinese in our own country.

“These are some of the discussions we should be having on all platforms, day and night, and find ways to charge our leaders to wake up and work out means to repay these loans else we are finished. I say make I give una update,” said Edochie who recently announced his second marriage to a colleague Judy Austin.

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Before now, President Muhammadu Buhari had defended his government’s decision to source loans from China, saying anyone willing to help Nigeria’s infrastructure is welcome.

“We take that (loans) where it is necessary. I told you now of something, what it is used to be between Lagos and Ibadan alone not to talk of the rest of the country.

“But we got the Chinese to help us in the rail and the roads, how can we turn that down? If we had turned that down, maybe between Lagos to Ibadan, you will have to walk.

“So, the Chinese are welcome, anybody that is prepared to come and help us and our infrastructure to do the roads, the rail, and power will be welcomed,” Buhari said in a January interview with Channels Television.

Nigeria has borrowed $2.02 billion as loans from China from 2015 and the country’s debt portfolio from China has risen to $3.40bn as of March 31, 2021, according to data from the Debt Management Office (DMO).