Tinubu meets UK Foreign Secretary on economy, security

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

 

 

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, who is on a 4-day trip to Africa, is anticipated to meet with Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu on Wednesday.

 

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Cleverly is visiting three nations and will spend two days in Nigeria. He is emphasizing partnerships that are future-focused and mutually beneficial.

 

A statement from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office disclosed that a number of funding would be unveiled during Cleverly’s visit to make Nigeria’s agriculture sector more resilient to climate change.

It said that the funding would help more than four million people develop better farming practice and reduce harmful carbon emissions.

Cleverly’s meeting with Tinubu and the National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu will focus on the UK-Nigeria partnership and key common priorities.

 

‘’It will also include how to increase bilateral trade and investment, economic development, regional issues and strengthened security cooperation.’’

 

Total trade in goods and services (exports plus imports) between the UK and Nigeria was 7.6 billion Pound in the four quarters to the end of first quarter 2023.

 

This is an increase of 48.4 per cent or 2.5 billion Pound in current prices from the four quarters to the end of first quarter 2022.(NAN)

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