British Prime Minister, Theresa May says she had an excellent time while in Nigeria and hopes to see increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Speaking with newsmen at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja on Wednesday night shortly before departing the country, May said she was pleased to have visited Nigeria.
“I was in Abuja and also in Lagos to see the thriving business community here. We want to see increased trade between Nigeria and UK, increased investment, bringing jobs here in Nigeria, jobs in the UK.
“This will be good for both countries and I have had an excellent time in here in Nigeria, and I am very pleased to be here today,” she said.
The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode who was at the airport to see her off said the important visit centered on improving investment in the state and the country in general.
“She has visited Abuja earlier in the day. The important part of this visit was discussions on how investment in Lagos can be improved by British investors.
“We realize that Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria and a whole lot of British investments are domiciled in Lagos,” Ambode told newsmen.
“We having been doing a lot of judicial sector reforms and security sector reforms and she is pleased with the progress we are making in Lagos. She is ready to complement our efforts by opening up export credit facility and also with development finance to some of the things that we are doing in Lagos.
“We spoke about things related to technology, infrastructure and also the creative industry,” he added.