Politics President Buhari discusses Nigeria – British relations with Theresa May, as Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting Kicks off in London

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President Buhari thanked Prime Minister Theresa May for Britain’s efforts at the training of the Nigerian Armed forces in fighting Boko Haram

Nigeria's Buhari meets British Prime Minister, Theresa May, as Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting Kicks off in London play

Buhari and Theresa May at 10 downing Street on Monday, April 16, 2018

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari met with British Prime Minister, Theresa May to discuss Nigeria – British relations as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) kicked off in London.

The Nigerian president closed-door meeting with the British Prime Minister was held at 10 Downing Street, on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Buhari had fixed meeting with the British PM to discuss Nigeria – British relations  as part of his 2018 CHOGM in London. The two leaders are also expected to meet on the sideline of events during the Heads of Government meeting.

At the end of the meeting, President Buhari thanked Prime Minister May for Britain’s efforts at the training of the Nigerian Armed forces in fighting Boko Haram”, Bashir Ahmad, special assistant on new media to President Buhari said in a tweet on Monday.

 

President Buhari, who travelled to the United Kingdom a week before the commencement of the Commonwealth meetings met with religious leader and the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Abuja house last week.

 

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The Commonwealth, which kicked off today, Monday, April 16, 2018, in London, is a diverse community of 53 nations that work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace.

The Commonwealth leaders are expected to reaffirm common values, address the shared global challenges face and agree how to work to create a better future for all citizens, particularly young people.

At the Heads of Government meeting where decision makers will be making world inputs and decisions on business and finance world, Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister, and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will also be representing Nigeria alongside President Buhari.