British Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Vicky Ford, will travel to Nigeria this week on her first visit to the country.
This was announced in a statement issued by the British High Commission in Nigeria.
According to the statement, “the visit follows the UK-Nigeria Security and Defense Partnership Dialogue in London earlier this month, during which the UK and Nigeria agreed to strengthen their cooperation. in various fields, including military cooperation, the fight against terrorism, civilian policing, the protection of human rights and recognizing the important role of women in achieving lasting peace”.
The statement also noted that the visit will advance the two countries’ ongoing efforts to build on the UK-Nigeria partnership and strengthen the strong ties in security, anti-corruption and governance. economy.
While in Nigeria, Minister Vicky Ford will have meetings with the Federal Government of Nigeria, State Governors as well as religious leaders, civil society and business leaders.
Prior to her visit, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean), MP Vicky Ford said:
“I can’t wait to be in Nigeria for the first time.
Nigeria is a valued friend and partner of the UK; a country with which we want to forge even closer ties, particularly on trade, development, economic, environmental and security issues.
During the visit,
The minister looks forward to announcing millions of pounds of new UK investment, including in support of small and medium-sized businesses, to signing a memorandum of understanding related to the fight against corruption, which will further strengthen the partnership between the UK United and Nigeria in this area.
Through meetings with civil society, government, media and political leaders, the minister will explore a range of topics from electoral reform to post-COP26 climate change and human rights.
And promote efforts to educate girls, empower women and end gender-based violence and meet humanitarian needs in North East Nigeria.
British minister to visit Nigeria for security and economic partnerships