Tinubu needs to follow up the deals he struck at the G20 summit with the signing of a Southern Giants Industrial Tripartite Agreement between Nigeria, China and India

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Both China and India must open Covid-19 vaccine factories in Nigeria. In addition, Nigeria wants sole distribution rights of the vaccine across Africa

[2] Nigeria wants a platoon of an elite division of special forces from both nations like The Leopards, The Siberian Tigers or the Night Tigers deployed to Borno State to help eliminate Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province once and for all

[3] India’s Tata Motors and China’s big four automobile manufacturers SAIC Motor, Dongfeng, FAW and Chang'an must open joint venture manufacturing facilities in Nigeria. These facilities must produce at least 1m units annually and Nigeria’s government will be happy to take out a minority stake in the ventures

[4] Each of these automobile companies must also open global assembly plants in Nigeria to assemble cars for worldwide distribution. At the very least, they must employ 20,000 Nigerians

[5] China’s CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC) is the world’s largest rolling stock manufacturer. It must open a manufacturing facility in Nigeria to build train carriages for the entire Europe, Africa and Middle East region. India must open one too, giving Nigeria at least three railway carriage manufacturing plants. The idea is to make Nigeria the railway equipment capital of the world

[6] Indian and Chinese concerns must own facilities in Nigeria that generate at least 20,000MW of electricity each. We want them to build six hydroelectric power plants in Nigeria at Lokoja, Idah, Yola, Asaba, Makurdi and Baro. Between them, they must generate about 50,000MW of electricity a year

[7] TBEA is China's largest transformer manufacturer. We find it totally unacceptable that it has no manufacturing facility in Nigeria. By 2024, both India and China must open transformer manufacturing plants in Nigeria

[8] China is the world’s largest steel manufacturer with approximately 10 times the steelmaking capacity of the US. India’s Tata Steel is among the largest steel producing companies in the world, with an annual crude steel capacity of 35m tonnes. Do you know that in 2015, Chinese steel exports represented approximately one quarter of all global sales. Between India and China, we want the Ajaokuta, Aladja and Oshogbo steel plants up and running producing at least 5m tonnes by 2024

[9] China’s Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway line is 1,318km long and is the world's longest high-speed line ever constructed in a single phase. It runs at 380km per hour. India’s first high-speed railway corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad of 508 km is currently under construction with a designed maximum operational speed of 320 km per hour. We want a Lagos to Abuja high speed rail link operational by 2027

[10] China has 34 major ports and more than 2,000 minor ports. India by contrast has 14 main ports. We do not want that many. All we ask for is six deep sea along our 853km Atlantic coastline at Ayetoro, Warri, Brass, Opobo, Ikot-Abasi and Calabar. They must be able to take pamanaxes of any size