Theresa May arrives Aso Rock
The British Prime Minister, Mrs. Theresa May, has just arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
She arrived the Presidential Villa in a gray vehicle marked 138 CMD at about 1.03pm.
Buhari and some top government officials received her at the forecourt of his office.
After Theresa May arrives Aso Rock and all the formalities, they retired into Buhari’s office for a meeting.
May’s visit to Nigeria is part of her tour of some Africa countries. On ground to receive her apart from the President were serving ministers led by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Secretary to the Government of the Federal (SGF), Boss Mustapha
It was gathered that that security agencies including the police, the Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps (NCDSC) and the Nigerian Army are at strategic locations within the precincts of the airport. An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) told NAN that the facility has been secured with the deployment of the security personnel for May’s arrival. May is on a trade mission in an attempt to bolster Britain’s post-Brexit fortunes. This is her first visit to Africa since she became Prime Minister in 2016.Acting DSS boss recalls redeployed officers as instructed by presidency
She will be accompanied by a 30-man business delegation as part of her efforts to “deepen and strengthen” partnerships around the world as the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) next year. Former prime minister David Cameron had in 2013 visited Africa for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. (NAN)
Meanwhile,it was previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) urged British prime minister, Theresa May, to demand free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, during her scheduled visit to the country. The party made the call in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday in Abuja.
It said that the advice was important as there were apprehensions across Nigeria on the elections following actions, utterances “and body language’’ of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).