The United Kingdom yesterday said Nigeria has no reason to be underdeveloped, going by the country’s wealth and potential.
Speaking yesterday while delivering a paper at the Federal University, Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright, said Nigeria was rich enough to compete with the developed nations of the world, despite the general outcry about the recession in the nation.
Arkwright, who spoke on; “BREXIT: Lesson, Challenges and Opportunity for Nigeria,” said Nigeria which was richly endowed with several human and solid mineral resources, including oil had no reason to be poor.
He said the process of exiting the European Union came through democratic referendum, as that exiting the EU did not mean going out of the world.
The High Commissioner said “Britain’s departure from European Union does not mean we are leaving Europe. It does mean creating new forms of relations with our European partners. The tax will be complex.”
“The decision will further widen UK business relations with the rest of the world, including European countries.”
“Our Prime Minister, Theresa May, has made a very clear statement that; “Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a success of it.” She has also been clear that making a success of Brexit is the most important task of the British Government.
There will be many elements to making a success of Brexit. “There will be no attempt to remain inside the EU and there will be no attempt to rejoin the EU by other means. And there will be no second referendum,” he said.
He added that the priority will be to regain more control of numbers of people who come to the UK from Europe.
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