Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday that his administration would work with Britain and other nations to promote good governance, political stability and socio-economic development in the country and other African nations.
Jonathan gave the assurance in Abuja at a meeting with the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Andrew Lloyd, who was on a farewell visit to the Presidential Villa.
He reaffirmed Federal Government’s commitment to evolving and implementing policies and measures that would help the country to overcome its current challenges.
The president noted that the excellent relations between Nigeria and Great Britain were significantly enhanced during Lloyd’s tenure.
He commended the High Commissioner for the efforts he made to boost trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Jonathan said the high point of such effort was Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Nigeria with a delegation of businessmen and investors.
“We shall continue to count on your support and I hope your successor will continue your good work here in Nigeria,” Jonathan said.
The President also received the outgoing Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Youssef Shawki, who is leaving only after two years of service.
He expressed the hope that both countries would continue to build up and expand areas of bilateral cooperation.
Jonathan wished Shawki well in his future endeavours and urged him to always consider himself “a life-long Ambassador of Nigeria to Egypt and the rest of the world”. (NAN)