President Buhari to receive British PM in Abuja today
London, August 29, 2018 (AltAfrica)-British Prime Minister Theresa May will arrive Abuja today as part of a three-nation African tour.
She will fly into the federal capital from South Africa and move to Lagos where she is due to meet with victims of modern slavery during her three-hour stay in the nation’s commercial hub.
She will discuss trade – the main objective of her African visit – with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja as well as security.
In Lagos, she will be hosted by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who in July hosted French President Emmanuel Macron.
Security is featuring on her agenda, with the threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria and elsewhere in West Africa and the work of British troops in Kenya to help countries fight al-Shabaab militants in Somalia under consideration.
May’s visit to Nairobi will mark the first by a British prime minister to Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988.
It is also the first to Africa by a British PM since David Cameron in 2013 for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.