According to reports, Cleverly will spend two days in Nigeria as part of a three-country trip where he will prioritise a future-focused, mutually beneficial partnership.
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office announced that during Cleverly’s visit, several funding opportunities would be unveiled to strengthen Nigeria’s agricultural sector’s resistance to climate change.
It stated that the funding would assist over four million people in developing better farming practices and lowering harmful carbon emissions.
Cleverly’s meeting with Tinubu and Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, will centre on the UK-Nigeria partnership and key areas of common interest.
”It will also cover how to increase bilateral trade and investment, economic development, regional issues, and strengthened security cooperation,” says the statement.
In the four quarters ending in the first quarter of 2023, total trade in goods and services (exports plus imports) between the UK and Nigeria was 7.6 billion pounds.
This represents a 48.4 percent increase in current prices, or 2.5 billion pounds, from the previous four quarters to the end of the first quarter of 2022.