The United Kingdom has revealed its plans to work with the Nigerian Government to promote stability and security in Nigeria as its sabiltiy and security matters to the UK
James Duddridge, UK Minister for Africa, in a meeting with government officials, agencies, business leaders and civil society groups, said the UK-Nigeria relationship matters to both countries, especially in strengthening trade and investment cooperation.
He was accompanied by Helen Grant, UK Prime Minister’s special envoy for girls’ education and trade envoy to Nigeria.
The Minister said:
“The UK-Nigeria relationship matters to both countries. Over four days, we have covered a wide range of issues, including how best to strengthen trade and investment cooperation, how to get and keep more girls in school, and how to work more closely together on global challenges such as COVID-19 and on climate change ahead of COP26.”
“I also heard from Nigerian civil society the importance of delivering electoral reform and addressing human rights concerns.
“Nigerian stability and security matters to the UK. We want to work with Nigeria to improve both, and encourage all in the country to work together to promote peace and unity.”
On her part, Grant noted that the meetings afforded her the opportunity to enhance macro-economic reform and promote new trade and investment opportunities for the UK through support to British businesses that want to invest in Nigeria.