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Theresa May arrives Lagos


British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived Lagos State after meeting Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

She was received at the Murtala Mohammed International airport by Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The premier and the governor proceeded to the presidential wing of the airport for a brief meeting.

May will also meet with business leaders and announce the formation of a U.K.-Nigeria fintech partnership.

The fintech partnership which is 2 million pounds ($2.6 million) is to support Nigerian innovators. She will also visit the securities exchange company FMDQ in Lagos.

“Already the finance and business links between Lagos and London are bringing enormous benefits to businesses and people in the U.K. and in Nigeria and today’s announcements deepen this burgeoning partnership even further,” May said.

A Security and Defence Partnership, and an Economic Development Forum Agreement was signed before she departed Abuja.

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