UK Africa Minister visits Nigeria
From Aidoghie Paulin, Abuja
United Britain’s Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Vicky Ford, is due to visit Nigeria this week.
The British High Commission in Abuja, in a statement, said Ford’s visit followed the UK-Nigeria security and defense partnership dialogue in London earlier this month, where the two countries agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the fields of military cooperation, the fight against terrorism, civilian police and the protection of human rights. and recognize the important role of women in achieving lasting peace.
“The visit will advance the two countries’ ongoing efforts to build on the UK/Nigeria partnership and strengthen the strong security, anti-corruption and economic ties.
“While in Nigeria, Ford will have meetings with the Federal Government, State Governors as well as religious leaders, civil society and business leaders.
“The Minister looks forward to announcing millions of pounds of new investment in the UK, supporting small and medium-sized businesses. The Minister will sign an Anti-Corruption Memorandum of Understanding, which will further strengthen the UK-Nigeria partnership in this area.
“Through meetings with civil society, government, media and political leaders, Ford will explore a range of topics from electoral reforms to post-COP26 climate change and human rights…”