The Guardian (Nigeria)

British deputy envoy lauds Nigerians’ resilience despite challenges

- By Kehinde Olatunji

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.

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