British envoy: Nigeria terror a threat to world peace
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS – BRITISH High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Andrew Pocock, reiterated his government’s concern at rising terror the Boko Haram sect was perpetrating locally.
Speaking in Lagos during a centenary Lecture organised the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) organized to mark 100 years of Nigerian-British trade relations, Pocock said Britain viewed the ongoing terror mostly in the North East as well as the Middle East as an affront to global peace.
He pledged his government’s commitment to assist Nigeria combat terror through training of uniformed forces and provision of weapons.
Thousands of lives have been lost to the terror the Islamic militant Boko Haram sect has perpetrated in recent years.
Scores more have been displaced with property worth billions of Naira destroyed.
Meanwhile, Pocock hailed the trade relations between Britain and Nigeria.
“We have moved from colonial relationship to what is real partnership; the relationship is now more instant and focused than we had before,” he said in a presentation.
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) believes trade between Nigeria and Britain has potential to hit £20 billion by 2020 if government remains proactive and encourage business to strive.
– CAJ News
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