Nigeria seeks British support to boost agric goods export

By 09:40 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 Comments



The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani

Uguru Usani, on Friday called for British

government’s support to Nigeria’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

Abuja.

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 government’s

assistance to Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram

terrorists.

He also called for more British contribution in

strengthening the oil industry regulatory agencies

in order to ensure high safety and environmental

protection standard.

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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