UK envoy to Nigeria meets Tinubu in Lagos (photo)

UK envoy to Nigeria meets Tinubu in Lagos (photo)

- Catriona Laing, the British high commissioner to Nigeria, had a meeting with APC leader Tinubu

- According to the UK embassy, the meeting was held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 14

- The meeting reportedly borders on various issues that are of mutual interests to both the UK and Nigeria

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British high commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has met with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ex-Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

According to a brief statement posted on the official Twitter page of the UK embassy, the British high commissioner met with Tinubu on Wednesday evening, October 14.

The statement added that the duo has a "wide-ranging discussion on key issues of mutual convergence in Nigeria".

UK envoy to Nigeria meets Tinubu in Lagos (photo)
UK envoy to Nigeria meets Tinubu in Lagos. Photo credit: UK in Nigeria
Source: Twitter

The British high commissioner had earlier tweeted that she was first visiting Lagos again since the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Before her meeting with the APC leader, she had visited the UK-supported Joint Border Task Force HQ in Ikeja to learn more about how UK mentors are continuing to support agencies like the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to tackle serious and organised crime in Nigeria.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the government of the United Kingdom threatened to ban anyone guilty of electoral malpractice in the just concluded Ondo and Edo governorship elections.

The guber polls in Edo and Ondo state were conducted September 19 and October 10 respectively by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The UK government, in a statement on Tuesday, September 15, through its embassy in Nigeria said election riggers would face severe punishments.

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In another report, the Nigerian presidency has urged lawmakers in the UK not to pay attention to claims by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) alleging that the Buhari government is against Christians.

Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson in a statement on Thursday, September 24, said the Nigerian government is ready to work with the UK lawmakers in finding lasting solutions to the herder-farmer clashes in the country.

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