UK’s May, on African tour, urges Nigeria to tap City of London expertise


ABUJA (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May urged Nigeria on Wednesday to tap into the City of London’s financial expertise as she sought to build a new trading relationship with Africa’s biggest economy and most populous nation.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Abuja, Nigeria August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

With Britain set to leave the European Union next March, May is on a whistle-stop tour of Africa, her first to the continent as prime minister, hoping to bolster ties with the fast-growing economies of Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

“We offer… the important capacity to bring access to capital markets of the City of London, together with professional services expertise,” May told reporters at Abuja airport before heading to Nigeria’s commercial…

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