British PM, Theresa May to Visit Nigeria
British Prime minister, Theresa May be visiting Nigeria and two other African Countries this week.
May will be visiting Nigeria on Wednesday where she will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja to discuss the promotion of British trade and interest.
According to May, her visit is a “unique opportunity at a unique time for the UK,” stating that Africa’s “incredible potential will only be realised through a concerted partnership between governments, global institutions and business.”
She stated further that the relationship between both countries will “deepen and strengthen its global partnerships” with Commonwealth countries as the United Kingdom is prepared to leave the EU in 2019.
May will also discuss security issues especially as it concerns threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria and also meet with victims of modern slavery in Lagos.
May will be visiting Cape Town, South Africa first before heading to Nigeria and then Nairobi Kenya.
She plans to meet young people in South Africa before delivering a keynote speech on trade and how UK private sector investment can be brought into Africa.
In Kenya she will be discussing the role of British troops based in Kenya who are helping countries fight al-Shabab militants in Somalia.