Envoy Hosts Nigerian Profession­als in UK

Says country’s problems surmountab­le

- Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

The Nigerian High Commission­er to the United Kingdom (UK), Ambassador Sarafa Isola, has hosted a group of Nigerian profession­als in the country, promising them that Nigeria’s problems are not insurmount­able.

While welcoming the group called the British Power Listers, the Nigerian envoy to the UK, noted that the meeting was part of efforts to boost relations and create linkages between Nigeria and its citizens in the country.

During the meeting, which held at Abuja House, the official residence of the Nigeria High Commission­er to the UK, Isola told the group, the majority of whom are British-Nigerians, to see themselves as persons who have a duty to contribute to the growth of Nigeria.

A press statement issued on the event, described the group as consisting of influentia­l individual­s who have all been recognised by the annual power list (Britain’s most influentia­l people of African and Caribbean heritage).

Isola encouraged them to strengthen their cultural ties to Nigeria and partner the high commission in the UK to bridge the economic and industrial gap between both countries.

“Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa and we have to pull together to develop our country. Our challenges are surmountab­le, hence the need to come together and work for the socio-economic developmen­t of Nigeria.

“I hereby challenge the power list members and other British Nigerians to chart the way forward,” the ambassador stated.

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