- British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Lagos state for a meeting with the Nigerian business community
- Among those present at the meeting are billionaires; Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and Tony Elumelu
- The prime minister had been received at the airport by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and other state officials
British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at FMDQ Security Exchange building, Victoria Island, Lagos, for a meeting with the Nigerian business community.
The prime minister, accompanied by members of her trade delegation, arrived the venue at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 29, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and Tony Elumelu, among others, had earlier assembled at the venue.
The meeting, expected to last for 40 minutes, would provide an opportunity for forging more bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
May had earlier on Wednesday afternoon arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Ikeja, in Lagos, after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. She is billed to spend time with victims of modern slavery during her brief stay in the nation’s commercial hub.
The prime minister’s visit to Lagos comes barely eight weeks after the French president, Emmanuel Macron, visited the African Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state, accompanied by his deputy, among other state officials, received the prime minister at the airport. After the reception, May drove out of the airport to attend to her engagements in the state.
After May’s meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria and Britain signed agreements on defence and security partnerships, among others.
May’s visit to Nigeria is part of her tour of three African countries.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the United Kingdom said it had repatriated to Nigeria, the sum of 70 million pounds, recovered from a Nigerian convict who was found guilty of fraud by an Italian court.
The British high commissioner, Paul Arkwright, ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to the country, said more funds would be repatriated from the UK to Nigeria.
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