British Prime Minister, Theresa May Will Be In Nigeria Tomorrow

That Nigeria and Africa is attracting interest from leaders of the western world is so true, and these interests if sustained and aptly managed can bring better tides to the African continent. Nigeria being a catalyst for growth and development in Africa, is set to host British Prime Minister Theresa May. Ms May is scheduled to be in Nigeria tomorrow Wednesday August 29, en route her way to Kenya and South Africa respectively.

May would be in the company of 29 representatives from a delegation of UK business men, half of which are from the Small and Medium Enterprises. Key among the messages that Theresa May brings to Nigeria and Africa is “focusing on a renewed partnership between the UK and Africa, which will seek to maximise shared opportunities and tackle common challenges in a continent that is growing at a rapid pace – from the Sahara to South Africa”. Prime Minister May will also use the visit to announce further support to tackling instabilities across the region.

As Africa seeks to meet the needs of its growing population, May’s visit will also emphasise that it is in the world’s interest to help secure African stability, jobs and growth because conflict, poor work prospects and economic instability will continue to encourage migration and dangerous journeys to Europe.

Theresa May is delighted that she would be the first British prime minister to visit Kenya in 30 years. She was quoted to have said. “Africa stands right on the cusp of playing a transformative role in the global economy, and as longstanding partners, this trip is a unique opportunity at a unique time for the UK to set out our ambition to work even closer together,”

“A more prosperous, growing and trading Africa is in all of our interests and its incredible potential will only be realized through a concerted partnership between governments, global institutions and business.

What impact do you think Theresa May’s visit will make in Nigeria?