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UK envoy to Nigeria Catriona Laing, Tinubu met in Lagos



Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, is in Lagos. She arrived in the state on Wednesday from Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Laing is visited former Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. The UK mission in Nigeria tweeted a photo of the duo as they interacted.

“They had a wide-ranging discussion on key issues of mutual convergence in #Nigeria”, a message read.


UK envoy to Nigeria, Tinubu meet in Lagos - Daily Post Nigeria

Laing first visited the UK-supported Joint Border Task Force Headquarters in Ikeja.

Earlier, the commissioner, via her Twitter account, announced that it was her first to Lagos since COVID-19 outbreak.

“Really excited to see ⁦@UKinNigeria⁩ team and re-establish #Lagos contacts”, she wrote.


She also Tweeted about the ongoing #EndSARS protest going on in Nigeria.


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Recalls that sometime in April 2020, Laing said the move to evacuate UK citizens from Nigeria was a global travel advice issued by the British Foreign Secretary, recommending all British citizens return to the United Kingdom.

Laing said: “We absolutely do not see our citizens returning as a sign of displeasure towards the Nigerian government. The British Foreign Secretary issued global travel advice recommending all British citizens return to the United Kingdom, which applied to all countries and territories across the world.”

The British High Commissioner also said: “The decision to advise our citizens to return to the United Kingdom was part of a global announcement, not specific to Nigeria. We are immensely proud of our National Health Service, and recognise that many individuals will feel most comfortable engaging with a health system they know and are familiar with.”

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