- British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is scheduled to visit Nigeria this week
- May will also visit two other African countries; South Africa and Kenya
- She will be the first British prime minister to visit Sub-Saharan Africa since 2013, and the first to go to Kenya for over 30 years
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is scheduled to visit Nigeria this week. The British high commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright disclosed this via his Twitter handle, @paulTarkwight, saying he is delighted to welcome the PM.
“Delighted to welcome British Prime Minister to Nigeria this week. A huge opportunity for both our countries to work in partnership on trade, security and tackling the scourge of #modernslavery and human trafficking," he tweeted.
The prime minister is scheduled to visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya for the first time with senior ministers and a wide-ranging trade delegation.
According to the press statement announcing her visit, May will lead an ambitious trip to Africa this week on her first visit to the continent as Prime Minister.
In Nigeria, May will meet President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and spend time in Lagos meeting victims of modern slavery.
She will be the first British Prime Minister to visit Sub-Saharan Africa since 2013, and the first to go to Kenya for over 30 years.
“This visit comes at a time of enormous change across Africa with a unique opportunity, as the UK moves towards Brexit, for a truly Global Britain to invest in and work alongside African nations, with mutual benefits.
“The prime minister’s central message will be focused on a renewed partnership between the UK and Africa, which will seek to maximise shared opportunities and tackle common challenges in a continent that is growing at a rapid pace – from the Sahara to South Africa.
“She will use a speech on the opening day of the visit in Cape Town to set out how we can build this partnership side by side with Africa, particularly by bringing the transformative power of private sector trade and investment from the UK to a continent that is home to 16% of the world’s people but just 3% of FDI and 3% of global goods trade.
“As Africa seeks to meet the needs of its growing population the visit will also emphasise that it is in the world’s interest to help secure African stability, jobs and growth because conflict, poor work prospects and economic instability will continue to encourage migration and dangerous journeys to Europe.
“Because nations cannot prosper without security, the prime minister will also use the visit to announce further support to tackle instability across the region,” the statement read in part.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the migration policy of US president, Donald Trump, which has seen many children separated from their parents and put in cages was condemned and regarded as deeply disturbing and wrong by the British prime minister.
She condemned Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy which has seen children separated from their families and put in cages as "deeply disturbing" and "wrong", The Telegraph reports.
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