We are for one Nigeria, says Britain

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria Paul Arkwright has said  the position of  the United kingdom   has always be in favour of one  and indivisible Nigeria.

Arkwright  spoke  at a public lecture titled  Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria at the Federal University, Lokoja, on Thursday.
Asked  about the position of Britain on the groups pushing for independence from Nigeria, the envoy   said the UK remained firm  in  its support for  one Nigeria.
According to him, the unity of Nigeria should not be negotiable,  adding that the country  will  be better under one umbrella.
“The strength of Nigeria is not in her money or oil but her greatest asset remains her well-endowed and resourceful people,” Arkwright said.
He  said  Britain  would  support Nigeria in the areas of education and business development.
The high commissioner said Brexit would  not change the relationship between the UK and Nigeria.
He said, “We will strive to increase our market by encouraging more investments in Nigeria.”
He however called for a refinement of visa issuance to encourage more British businesspeople  to explore more opportunities in Nigeria


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