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Atiku seeks increased collaboration between Nigeria, UK

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has called for increased collaboration between the government

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar (right) and the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, at a meeting with a delegation of the UK High Commission in Nigeria in Abuja…yesterday.<br />

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has called for increased collaboration between the government of the United Kingdom and Nigeria in finding solutions to issues that are of mutual benefit to both countries.

He made this call, yesterday, when a delegation of the British High Commission, led by Catriona Laing, met with Atiku at his residence in Abuja.

The meeting discussed a wide range of issues bordering on security, education, agriculture, economy and fostering of national unity in Nigeria.

The High Commissioner noted that the meeting with the former Vice President was part of the ongoing engagement of the UK government to enhance democracy and credible elections in Nigeria.

Responding, Atiku thanked the delegation for the meeting and noted that “the bilateral ties between Nigeria and the United Kingdom have a rich history, and it is important for both countries to leverage on that to promote issues that are of mutual concern.”

Also, Atiku has appointed Ms. Lynne Bassey as Special Assistant on Gender Issues and Women Advancement.

Bassey is an alumnus of the both University of Calabar where she is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Development Sociology and the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos Business School.

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