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News - North Central - FCT Updated: May 18, 2024

UK impressed by security strategies put in place by Tinubu - High Commissioner Montgomery

By TIMOTHY TIMILEHIN ENIETAN-MATTHEWS
May 18, 2024
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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Richard Montgomery, on Friday, said the United Kingdom was impressed by the security strategies President Bola Tinubu has put in place.

Montgomery also said that the UK government will continue to support the Nigerian government in terms of security, transparency and accountability in governance.

Montgomery stated this during a High-level Dialogue on Delivering the Renewed Hope Agenda on the theme, “Nigeria’s Global Ambitions: From Hope to Reality,” in Abuja on Friday.

He applauded Tinubu’s agenda, saying it focused on priorities and delivery.

“I’d like to use this opportunity to express the whole lot of support of my government to the Renewed Hope Agenda of His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu.

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“We commend his agenda for its focus on priorities and delivery. We acknowledge that you have done a lot to put in place transparency and accountability,” he stated.

Speaking at the forum, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite stated that the gathering, initiated by the Office of the Vice President, was evidence of the role international corporation is playing in delivering the remarkable goals of the President’s laudable Renewed Hope Agenda.

On his part, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, praised the stakeholders’ efforts led by Vice President Kashim Shettima for convening the high-level forum to mark the first anniversary of the Tinubu Administration.

According to Idris, the gathering was both to reflect on the last year and look ahead to the next three years.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, said Tinubu’s one year in office had been successful despite being challenging.

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Bagudu noted that the Tinubu-led government is an administration that will renew the hope of Nigerians.

The Minister appreciated Shettima for gracing the occasion, saying, “Not surprisingly, you chose to come in person to show importance, particularly to partners in the diplomatic and development world, that Nigeria appreciates them and that international cooperation is important to us and it is rooted in our constitution, is rooted in our development plans and is rooted in our Renewed hope agenda.

“Not surprisingly, Mr. President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Vice President Kashim Shetiima, over the last year, have engaged globally and locally with institutions that represent development partnership, multilateral institutions, and bilateral institutions, consistent with our development agenda.”

On his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, who was represented by Senior Special Assistant to the President on International Cooperation, Dapo Oyewole, reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to long-lasting partnership with the global community.


“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s foreign policy will continue to accommodate the interests of all Nigerians and ensure mutual and beneficial partnerships with all nations,” Oyewole said.

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Speaking further, Tuggar said Nigeria will continue to work to unlock all hidden economic treasures in the country.

In his remarks, the Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, Dr Olasupo Olusi, said the event marked a critical reflection point for all who have explored optimally to harness international corporations in achieving the noble goals of Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

He stated that the Bank of Industry has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of strategic partnership in driving economic growth and fostering inclusive development under the Tinubu administration.

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