The Guardian (Nigeria)
British deputy envoy lauds Nigerians’ resilience despite challenges
THE British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Ben Llewellyn- Jones, has commended Nigerians for their perseverance and resilience despite the numerous challenges they have been facing in the past one year.
He also stressed the importance of partnership and friendship between the Nigerian and British governments, saying that a lot could be achieved with it.
Llewellyn spoke at the Nigeria- Britain Association ( N- BA) reception in honour of its newly- elected President, Abimbola Okoya, during the association’s presidential cocktail in collaboration with the British Deputy High Commission in Nigeria tagged: “The Big I. D. E. A,” held in Lagos.
He said: “Those of us here in Nigeria and friends of Nigeria have seen the incredible resilience of Nigerians but also the importance of friendship and partnership that the Nigeria- Britain Association shows and maintains. So, on my part and our part, as the British Deputy High Commission here in Lagos, and for many British businesses and British representatives and friends of Britain here present, I will like to re- affirm our commitment to that partnership and indeed to what it means now and for the future.”
Also speaking, Okoya said the N- BA would continue to strengthen ties between both countries, along with the collaborative vision of the founders of the association.