Nigeria: Theresa May Plans to Visit Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari and UK Prime Minister, Theresa May.
27 August 2018

British Prime minister, Theresa May will visit 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.

The prime minister said 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 said this relationship would "deepen and strengthen its global partnerships" with Commonwealth countries as the United Kingdom is prepared to leave the EU in 2019.

May intends to discuss Security issues especially the threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria and also meet with victims of modern slavery in Lagos.

The other African countries the prime minister will be visiting are South Africa and Kenya. She intends to make a first stop at Cape Town, South Africa before flying to Nigeria and then Nairobi Kenya.

In South Africa, she plans to meet young people, before delivering a keynote speech on trade and how UK private sector investment can be brought into Africa.

While in Kenya May will be discussing the role of British troops based in Kenya who are helping countries fight al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

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