Britain Believes in One Nigeria – Envoy Says UK Will Never Allow Nigeria Break-up by Biafra

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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria has said the United Kingdom has always desired an indivisible Nigeria as he turned down calls by groups to support the secession from Nigeria.


While speaking at a public lecture titled “‎Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria”, at the Federal University, Lokoja, on Thursday, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, stated the United Kingdom is behind one and indivisible Nigeria.
 
When asked about his country’s stance on the groups pushing for Biafra independence from Nigeria, the envoy said the UK remained firm in its support for one Nigeria.
 
Arkwright noted that the unity of Nigeria should not be negotiable, stressing that the country will be better under one umbrella.

“The strength of Nigeria is not in her money or oil but her greatest asset remains her well-endowed and resourceful people,” Arkwright said.
 
He said Britain would support Nigeria in the areas of education and business development. “We will strive to increase our market by encouraging more investments in Nigeria.”
 
Meanwhile, the Presidency had revealed that the British Government will give the Federal Government information about Nigerians who own property in that country next year. 

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