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Published on: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:35:18

British High Commissioner to Nigeria visits FUL, delivers lecture on BREXIT: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright (CMG) has visited the Federal University Lokoja and delivered a Public Lecture entitled "Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria.  The lecture which took place yesterday at the University Auditorium witnessed large turnout of staff and students who were present to gain knowledge from the presentation.  

The UK Envoy said Nigeria will benefit from Brexit as Britain would support Nigeria in the areas of education and business development.  He assured that Brexit will not hurt relations with Nigeria. 

Highlights of the event include interactive session, presentation of Award to the High Commissioner and group photographs.  

Earlier, Mr. Arkwright paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Angela Freeman Miri in her office at the Adankolo Campus.  Prof. Miri thanked the British High Commissioner for choosing the University to deliver the lecture.

The High Commissioner also paid a courtesy call on the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello at the Government House in Lokoja to discuss possible business/investment opportunities.  As part of his visit, Mr. Arkwright and his team embarked on sightseeing of some mouments around Lokoja Metropolis.

Click here for more pictures of the event

To watch or listen to the broadcast of the event, tune in to:
NTA Lokoja @ 7:00pm (Today, 7th April, 2017)
Radio Kogi @ 5:00pm, 8:00pm (Today, 7th April, 2017)
Radio Kogi @ 6:30am (Tomorrow, 8th April, 2017)

Additional Information:
What does Brexit mean?

Brexit is a word that has become used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU - merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit, in a same way as a possible Greek exit from the euro was dubbed Grexit in the past.

Why is Britain leaving the European Union?

A referendum - a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part - was held on Thursday 23 June, 2016, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting.

Useful Links:
http://www.foreignaffairsmonitor.org/speech-brexit-lessons-challenges-and-opportunities-for-nigeria

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/brexit-lessons-challenges-and-opportunities-for-nigeria