Nigeria seeks British support to boost agric goods export
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani
Uguru Usani, on Friday called for British
governmentâ€™s support to Nigeriaâ€™s quest to boost
the export of its agricultural commodities.
This is contained in a statement issued by the
Director of Information of the Ministry of Niger
Delta Affairs, Alhaji Salisu Dambatta, on Friday in
The statement said the minister made the call
when he received the British High Commissioner to
Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, in his office.
Usani said that Nigeria was now focusing on
diversifying its economy by boosting the
production of agricultural commodities for export
to the world market.
He, therefore, solicited for access to British
agricultural expertise in order to boost the sector.
The minister praised British governmentâ€™s
assistance to Nigeriaâ€™s fight against Boko Haram
He also called for more British contribution in
strengthening the oil industry regulatory agencies
in order to ensure high safety and environmental
Earlier, Arkwiright said that he was at the ministry
to discuss areas of collaboration for the
development of the Niger Delta region.
He said that Britain and Nigeria had a strong
partnership that would continue to be sustained in
the best interests of both countries.
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