PIC/VID: Former UK Prime minister Boris Johnson Arrives Lagos; Asks For Closer Nigeria-UK Ties

Date: 27-03-2023 10:16 pm (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Former UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, arrived Nigeria today through for a keynote speaking engagement

He was received by CIS Adesokan and top officials of diplomatic missions, before being cleared through Immigration protocol.

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson says there should be a mutually-benefitting relationship between Nigeria and Britain so as to increase the potentials of both countries.

Johnson said this in Lagos on Monday, March 27 at the 16th Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe lecture series which had the theme, ‘Rehumanising Huaman Experience’.
“Now is the time. When the world is so uncertain, when some nations are disentangling, now is the time for the UK and Nigeria, two great democracies to work together,” Johnson, said in his keynote address.

“Nigeria can be a renewable superpower and still be a producer of oil and gas. We could be much more together.”
He said both countries should continue collaborations in the areas of free trade, free speech, free elections.

“You need a society that is opened and that is tolerant to develop human potentials,” he said, adding that” urban successes are built on freedom under the law”.

Speaking about the Russia-Ukraine war, Johnson remains in steadfast support of Ukraine and predicted a victory.

“The Ukrainians are going to win,” he said. “Putin got it wrong because he’s undemocratic. He has only Yes-men.”

The high profile event was attended by Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Chief Emeka Anyaoku; President-Elect Bola Tinubu, represented by Former Deputy Governor Femi Pedro; presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State represented by his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.

Chief Anyaoku said;

“He’s a remarkable British politician and leader. He has so far left legacies in modern British politics. He was the Prime Minister who followed the decision of the majority of the British people…it was he therefore (in popular parlance) who got Brexit done,” Chief Anyaoku said.

“I believe if we were to effectively pursue the theme of this 16th lecture series of the Osigwe anyiam-Osigwe, namely: ‘Rehumanising Human Experience,’ consideration of the comprehensive welfare of the people should be the bedrock of policies and actions of politicians and actions across the world.”

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Posted: at 27-03-2023 10:16 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 27-03-2023 10:45 PM (2 months ago)
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He can easily live there cos he is very corrupt... he will blend inn  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-03-2023 10:45 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
- Jiiitk4 at 27-03-2023 10:47 PM (2 months ago)
Forget about the ties and talk about the just concluded general elections .  Nigeria is about swearing in another MISTAKE . Say something
Posted: at 27-03-2023 10:47 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- Slimchery at 28-03-2023 05:57 AM (2 months ago)
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And foolish Nigerians will celebrate this when their mission is to lick you dry, they know with someone like Tinubu and Shettima they can easily manipulate the government
Posted: at 28-03-2023 05:57 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- Ojex004 at 28-03-2023 07:38 AM (2 months ago)
God bless Nigeria, God bless JAGABAN, God bless me
Posted: at 28-03-2023 07:38 AM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
- angelzizi at 28-03-2023 03:07 PM (2 months ago)
Is this really needful at this time of great uncertainty within Nigerian government or am I missing something here Huh?
Posted: at 28-03-2023 03:07 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- OmoNobaUku at 28-03-2023 08:02 PM (2 months ago)
The closer tie you never bother to ask for when you were PM? You'll find good company in this environment. You can live here or even contest for elective office.
Posted: at 28-03-2023 08:02 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac


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