Thursday, 31 August 2017

Nigeria: Africa's Biggest Economy is Prime target for British Exports

The UK government has dispatched two important cabinet ministers, the Foreign Secretary; Boris Johnson and the Secretary for International Development , Ms Patel, to Nigeria to 'ask for stronger relations' between the two countries.

Nigeria is seen as a prime target for boosting UK exports after Brexit. Nigeria is Africa's most populous country, a former British colony and member of commonwealth.
The country is expected to become the world's most populous country by 2050, given its high birth rate.

 According to iNews, The UK government has pledged £200million aid in Nigeria to help provide food for more than 1.5million people, medical help for 20,000 children at risk of dying from severe acute mal-nutritution and schooling for 100,000 boys and girls in North-East Nigeria affected by Boko-Haram armed conflict.

 The UK troops have trained 28000 Nigerian soldiers in combat techniques as part of Britain's contribution to the fight against Boko-Haram Islamic terrorists.

The ministers announced that the £200m would be spent between 2018 and 2022.

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