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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria Paul Arkwright has said the position of the United kingdom has always be in favour of one and indivisible Nigeria.

Arkwright spoke at a public lecture titled Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria at the Federal University, Lokoja, on Thursday.

Asked about the position of Britain on the groups pushing for independence from Nigeria, the envoy said the UK remained firm in its support for one Nigeria.

According to him, the unity of Nigeria should not be negotiable, adding 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.

The high commissioner said Brexit would not change the relationship between the UK and Nigeria.
He said, “We will strive to increase our market by encouraging more investments in Nigeria.”
He however called for a refinement of visa issuance to encourage more British businesspeople to explore more opportunities in Nigeria.
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