If UK Had Just One Of The Problems Nigeria Is Facing, We Would Be Struggling — Catriona Laing

Date: 19-05-2021 1:36 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
- at 19-05-2021 01:36 PM (2 months ago)

Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, has said that her country would have been struggling if they had only one of Nigeria's problems. Announcing that the UK government would deny visas to Nigerians who incite violence and want to disrupt 2023 elections, Laing said the ideal candidates for the 2023 Nigerian presidential elections should be youths with females as the Vice Presidential candidates.

The British envoy who said this in Port Harcourt on her maiden visit to Rivers State, also cautioned Governor Nyesom Wike and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to cement their legacies on a positive note by ensuring peaceful 2023 elections in Rivers State.

She said; “I do have some sympathy for Nigeria because if we as UK have one of these problems your country is having today, we will be struggling. Here, you deal with everything, from insurgency to kidnapping, to piracy off the Gulf of Guinea and you don’t have such a large army and police force for a country of this size.

“The only way you turn this thing around is that government has to build the trust of its people, to have the people working with the government to deal with criminality. That’s how successful anti-criminal operations work.

“People willingly report those committing crime, working with police to identify criminals, same with the military on the insurgency situation. It’s only when the community is on the side of the police and security services that they can turn around the situation.

“2023 is not alright. What happens in the elections is very crucial, not just for Nigeria, but Africa to the world. You (Nigeria) are a large democracy.

“It doesn’t have to be a perfect election. There would be problems, but we want it to be better than the last one. We want it to be secure, peaceful, the process should be run well, and you need to get people to register.

“My ideal candidates would be two younger presidential candidates, both with female vice presidential candidates.

“It is essential that there’s a peaceful election in Rivers State. It’s going to be a crucial part of his (Wike) legacy, how the election goes in this state. We’ve been saying the same thing to Amaechi.

“Another thing we will be doing is to remind people that if people do incite violence or act violently, we will be prepared to deny them visas to the UK. We will make that statement clear and say it over again.”

Posted: at 19-05-2021 01:36 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- maxzy277 at 19-05-2021 02:07 PM (2 months ago)
Madam ! Nigeria problem is beyond what you think, it’s only division can solve it once and for all.
Posted: at 19-05-2021 02:07 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- Nicelooking123 at 19-05-2021 03:35 PM (2 months ago)
Anyone that create your problem will never show you any solution to solve it. Nigeria is the creation of Britain for their own interest only. They will never allow the country to have peace and stability because they are benefiting in different ways by milking our resources and selling of arms to bandits through a third party and also to the government through a normal diplomatic channel.  Survival of Britain depends on Nigeria and other Commonwealth colonies.  If Nigeria divide today, UK will go to recession the next day and their economy will crash beyond repair hence they want this evil marriage between North and South to continue. 
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- gogoman at 19-05-2021 06:28 PM (2 months ago)
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Posted: at 19-05-2021 06:28 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- ficull at 20-05-2021 04:31 AM (2 months ago)
UK has had worse problems than Nigeria. It’s either this woman is trolling Nigeria and laughing at us or she’s bereft of British history.
Posted: at 20-05-2021 04:31 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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