Trade between Nigeria and the United Kingdom has risen from £1.2 billion in 2008 to £4 billion in 2012, according to the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida.
Tafida told journalists on Tuesday in Abuja ahead of this year’s International Investors Council conference scheduled to hold in London on Thursday and Friday that the trade volume was expected to hit £8 billion by 2016.
“Nigeria which was like a pariah state before the inception of the council is now witnessing a boost in trade and investments,” he said.
According to the High Commissioner, trade relations between Nigeria and the UK has been cordial and that both governments will do everything possible to improve on it not minding the challenges in the country.
He disclosed that Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo would represent President Goodluck Jonathan at the 13th edition of the council in London.
Source African Press Agency
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