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Theresa May Arrives Nigeria, Bags Abuja Citizenship



The British Prime Minister, Theresa May has arrived Abuja, as part of her tour of the three African countries of South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
The Prime Minister, on arrival, from South Africa, was conferred with an honorary citizenship of the City of Abuja by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello.
Presenting the key to the City of Abuja to the Prime Minister, FCT minister also conveyed the goodwill and esteemed regards of the government and people of Nigeria to her.
The brief ceremony was witnessed by the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Hon. Khadija Ibrahim, who received the Prime Minister upon arrival, on behalf of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari as well as other top officials of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Travelling aboard a British Royal Airforce Boeing 788, the Prime Minister’s flight touched down on the Presidential Wing of the Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by exactly 11.51 am, Nigeria time.
The visit, which is her first since assuming office is expected to witness the signing of security and defense agreements with President Muhammadu Buhari, which were initiated during the last meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, last April.
The visit comes against the background of Brexit negotiations with experts speculating that May will seek a more robust investment opportunities for her country in African economies.
May is expected to leave Abuja for Lagos where her central message during her brief stay in Nigeria’s commercial capital is expected to focus on a renewed efforts at ending human slavery and immigration.
A statement signed by the chief press secretary (CPS) to the CT minister, Cosmas Uzodinma and made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday added that the prime minister is also scheduled to visit leave Nigeria for Kenya at the conclusion of her Lagos schedule.



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