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UK to strengthen economic relations with Nigeria

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Staff Writer | February 28, 2017
John Howell
Cooperation   Envoy Howell is on a two-day visit to Nigeria

The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria John Howell said UK would strengthen and promote its existing relations with Nigeria and also assist the country to achieve its huge economic potential.

Howell, who is on a two-day visit to Nigeria starting February 27 stated this in Abuja in a statement by Joseph Abuku, Press and Public Affairs Officer, British High Commission.

He said that his visit which was the second since 2016 aimed at strengthen and promoting the existing trade relations between the UK and Nigeria.

He said: “On this visit I will take forward engagement on ease of doing business and will specifically discuss with ministers key barriers that impact business and explore UK and Nigerian partnerships.

“UK businesses look to be a key partner in helping Nigeria achieves its huge economic potential.

“The UK is a global centre of excellence in diverse areas including architecture, digital technologies and professional services such as cyber security, fintech and general consultancy services; academia, healthcare, renewable energy, Oil and Gas and mining supply chain.”

He said that Nigerian domestic businesses who partner with UK businesses stood to benefit from skills and technology transfer, economies of scale and access to innovative technologies.


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