President Bola Tinubu hosted the UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, during his 4-day African visit, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.
Cleverly’s visit to Nigeria is part of a three-country tour aimed at fostering future-focused, mutually-beneficial partnerships.
During the visit, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office announced the unveiling of several funding initiatives to make Nigeria’s agriculture sector more resilient to climate change. This funding is expected to benefit over four million people by promoting better farming practices and reducing harmful carbon emissions.
Cleverly’s meeting with President Tinubu and the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, will center around strengthening the UK-Nigeria partnership and addressing key common priorities.
Discussions will encompass increasing bilateral trade and investment, promoting economic development, addressing regional issues, and enhancing security cooperation.
The total trade in goods and services (exports plus imports) between the UK and Nigeria in the four quarters up to the end of the first quarter of 2023 amounted to 7.6 billion pounds.
This reflects a significant increase of 48.4 percent, equivalent to 2.5 billion pounds in current prices, compared to the four quarters up to the end of the first quarter of 2022.
See photos of the meeting below