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President Buhari meets British PM Theresa May in London

  • Expresses worry over security, economy, as Nigeria prepares for election

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari met with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday and restated the three-pronged focus of his administration.

The President, in view of the forthcoming elections, also expressed concern over the security situation in the country and the economy.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement issued in London, said Buhari and May met during a bilateral meeting at 10, Downing Street, London, the headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom and official residence of the British Prime Minister.

Adesina said, “the three-pronged focus of the current administration resonated through the conversation, as President Muhammadu Buhari held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, Theresa May on Monday at 10, Downing Street, London.”

During the encounter, Buhari told May that “We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption.”

The President stressed: “We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy.”

President Buhari further recalled the long history of cooperation on several fronts between the U.K and Nigeria – a former colony of the United Kingdom.

President Buhari said: “People ought to know how they arrived where they are, if they would move forward. It was a mistake for us to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools, but we are returning it to the curriculum now.”

The President commended British companies like Unilever, Cadbury, and many others, “who have stood with Nigeria through thick and thin. Even when we fought a Civil War, they never left.

“But like Oliver Twist, we ask for more investments. We are encouraging more British companies to come to Nigeria.

“We appreciate the support you have given in training and equipping our military, particularly in the war against insurgency, but we want to also continue to work with you on trade and investment,” Buhari declared.

President Buhari also briefed May on the developments in the field of agriculture, stressing that it has put the nation firmly on the road to food self-sufficiency.

“I am very pleased with the successes in agriculture. We have cut rice importation by about 90%, made lots of savings of foreign exchange, and generated employment.

“People had rushed to the cities to get oil money, at the expense of farming. But luckily, they are now going back to the farms. Even professionals are going back to the land. We are making steady progress on the road to food security,” Buhari told May.

In the area of education, President Buhari said more investment was being made because “people can look after themselves if well educated. In this age of technology, education is very important. We need well-staffed and well-equipped institutions to move into the next generation.”

Adesina further said Climate Change and environmental issues also came up during the bilateral talks, saying that President Buhari brought up the necessity of inter-basin water transfer from Congo Basin to Lake Chad.

“The Lake Chad is now about 10 percent of its original size, and it is perhaps, one of the reasons our youths dare both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean, to get to Europe.

“But if there is inter-basin water transfer, about 40 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and other countries stand to benefit. I made the case during the Climate Change Summit in France.

“If Lake Chad is recharged, it will reduce the number of youths coming to Europe to increase social problems. We brought back about 4,000 people from Libya recently. Almost all of them were below 30, and Libya was not their final destination. They were headed to Europe.”

In her remarks, May said Britain would continue to work with Nigeria in the areas of training and equipping the military.

Adesina said May was particular about abduction of young schoolgirls by Boko Haram, noting that Britain would continue to give Nigeria the needed assistance.

The Prime Minister said the Buhari administration has “been making good progress on the economy,” and urged it to maintain the focus, despite approaching elections, and increase in political activities.

On education and Climate Change, May said: “Good grounding in education is good. It is important to equip young people for today’s world. It is also a good bastion and defence against modern slavery. The issue of the environment and climate change is very important, because of its impact on many countries in the Commonwealth. Stability at home is important, to curb illegal migration.”

Adesina further said May commended Buhari for the much he has been doing on improving trade and business for Nigeria, and noted that it was also time to boost intra-Commonwealth trade.


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  1. Tony 16th April 2018 at 3:37 pm

    BRITISH the architect of Nigeria’s problems. What did he discuss with her? About his fulani terrorist brothers that are killing Nigerians with his support.

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 16th April 2018 at 4:52 pm

    It is over for the dead fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates in this natives territory. It is over for the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in this natives territory. It is over for the enemy’s brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. in this natives territory. Only the Sword decides in this climax of the ongoing Revolution War of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which secures the natives existence and future in 21st century world. God Is With Us!!!

  3. Dr.Uche Kalu 16th April 2018 at 6:35 pm

    I hope that the Bristish Prime Minister ,Theresa May is quite aware of the fact that, our country Nigeria,which was created by Lord Frederick John Dealtry Lugard,through his Amalgamation of 1914 is currently an expired
    Oh yes, that Lord Lugard ‘s Amalgamation had an MoU,that after 100 years,we Nigerians could be at
    liberty to decide by ourselves to either remain together or to go our fucking separate ways.
    After 31st December 2013 therefore ,Nigeria has ceased to be a legal entity because Lugard’s Amalgamation
    expired then.
    Following that, our Ex-President,Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan in 2014 convened National Confab,
    which recomended among other things,the followings:
    1.That Nigeria should be carved into 6 Geopolitical Zones,namely; the Middle Belt,Niger Delta,North East,North West, South East and South West.
    2.That Real Power must be devolved to the 6 Geopolitical Zones with Fiscal Federalism and 100% Resource
    3 And that Nigeria must be furnished with a brand New People’s Constitution,because our current Constitution is hand-down Costitution imposed by some illiterate muslim bandits,despots and rogue usurpers of powers in uniforms,who ran a relay governing Nigeria from the 1980s through 1999.
    But the power – that – be in Nigeria,the Fulani Caliphate of Sokoto which is hell-bent on maintianing its Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri Islamic Hegemony over us Indigenous Christian Nigerians reneged on the decicions of the Confab.
    By de facto the Caliphate of Sokoto has turned our fatherland into an Orwellian double-speak of a country in
    which the muslims are the sacred cows and are more equal than non–muslims.
    It used our land mass as a criterion not demography, to carve up the country into surplus States and Local
    Government Areas for the muslim North,unilaterally declared Nigeria an OIC Member State and impose Sharia upon us, Indigenous Christian Nigerians.
    President Muhammadu Buhari and his Fulani muslim invaders of Nigeria ,would not have no restructuring of
    the country into 6 Geopolitical Zones,nor will they agree to the Devolution of Power to the Zones etc.
    Instead of that President Buhari, has launched a Jihad against us Indigenous Christian Nigerians.Thare are
    daily pogroms,ethnic cleansings and indeed incipient genocide currently going on in President Buhari’s North.
    Buhari’s bellicose ,barabaric and murderous Fulani herdsmen and Jihadist killer Squads are rampaging all over the country,sacking and pillaging our Towns ,Villages,Farmsteds and hamlets, destroying our crops and
    farmlands,raping our women folks ,ravaging and defiling our daghters.
    The Jihadists are usually heavely armed with automtic weapons mostly AK47,and are ready to shoot and kill those who dare stand on their ways.
    But the basic fact of the matter,is that these so called Bororos,Falatas,Fulas, Fulanis or Fulbes here in Nigeria are nomore Nigerians than the Afrikaans (Boars) are South Africans in the Republic of South Africa.
    Today,Apartheid is nomore in South Africa.
    The British Prime Minister and all the Members of Her Majesty Government,must use their good offices to compel our Jihdist President,Muhammadu Buhari,who is hell-bent on Islamizing our Fatherland,to dismantle
    the anachronistic Fulani neo-Colonialist Caliphate of Sokoto,to abrogate Sharia and to pull Nigeria from OIC,
    C8 and C15 memberships.
    Our Commonweath of Nigeria must be a Secular Republic or we Nigerian shall be compelled to go our fucking
    separate ways.
    No to the status quo of Huasa/Fulani/Kanuri Islamic Hegemony!

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