Tinubu Meets UK Foreign Secretary On Economy, Security

Tinubu would meet with UK Foreign Secretary.

2nd August 2023 10:56 AM

The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu is expected to meet UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, who is on a 4-day African visit, on Wednesday.

A statement from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office disclosed that a number of funding would be unveiled during Cleverly’s visit, in order 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 practices 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 at the end of the first quarter of 2023.

This is an increase of 48.4 percent or 2.5 billion Pounds in current prices from the four quarters to the end of first quarter of 2022.

Access24 reports that Cleverly would spend two days in Nigeria, is on a three-country visit where he is prioritising “future-focussed, mutually-beneficial partnership”.