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Commonwealth Offers To Support Nigeria On Agriculture, Security, Others

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The Commonwealth of Nations has offered to support Nigeria in diverse areas of needs and challenges, including agriculture and security

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, who had a brief chat with the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit holding in London, United Kingdom today, July 29, noted that Nigeria is doing a lot to address food security through heavy investment in agriculture.

She also acknowledged the efforts of the Buhari government on the security issue confronting the country in different regions.

Baroness Scotland said that the Commonwealth had developed programmes on agribusiness that can add value to agriculture products for young people to get involved.

She said that the programme also involves climate change, criminal justice reforms, police reforms and security.

The scribe then invites Nigeria to benefit from technical assistance that can be provided.

She added that since President Buhari is the Champion for Anti-Corruption in Africa, the Commonwealth has developed anti-corruption benchmark tools, and would like to work with Nigeria in both public and private sectors.

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Other areas the Commonwealth could assist, according to Baroness Scotland, include countering violent extremism, trade, and modalities to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Responding, President Buhari expressed the readiness of his government to embrace the Commonwealth offers, and will cooperate fully to enjoy the benefits in them.

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