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UK impressed with Tinubu’s security strategies – Montgomery

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THE British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Richard Montgomery, has commended President Tinubu’s security strategies and emphasized the UK government’s support for Nigeria in terms of security, transparency, and accountability.

Montgomery stated this yesterday during a High-level Dialogue on Delivering the Renewed Hope Agenda on the theme, “Nigeria’s Global Ambitions: From Hope to Reality,” in Abuja.

He commended Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda saying it is focused on priorities and delivery.

“I’d like to use this opportunity to express the whole lot of support of my government to the Renewed Hope Agenda of His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu.

“We commend his agenda for its focus on priorities and delivery. We acknowledge that you have done a lot to put in place transparency and accountability,” he stated.

The Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, further stated that the gathering, which was organised by the Vice President’s Office, demonstrated the worldwide corporation’s participation in achieving the extraordinary aims of the President’s admirable Renewed Hope Agenda.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, also lauded the stakeholders’ efforts, led by Vice President Shettima, in holding the high-level meeting to commemorate the Tinubu administration’s first anniversary.

Idris stated that the purpose of the gathering was to reflect on the previous year as well as to plan for the following three.

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Minister of Budget and National Planning, while speaking stated that Tinubu’s first year in office was successful despite its challenges.

He also appreciated Shettima for gracing the occasion, saying, “Not surprisingly, you chose to come in person to show importance, particularly to partners in the diplomatic and development world, that Nigeria appreciates them and that international cooperation is important to us and it is rooted in our constitution, is rooted in our development plans and is rooted in our Renewed hope agenda.”

He added, “Not surprisingly, Mr. President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Vice President Kashim Shetiima, over the last year, have engaged globally and locally with institutions that represent development partnership, multilateral institutions, and bilateral institutions, consistent with our development agenda.”

Also, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, who was represented by Senior Special Assistant to the President on International Cooperation, Dapo Oyewole, reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to long-lasting partnership with the global community.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s foreign policy will continue to accommodate the interests of all Nigerians and ensure mutual and beneficial partnerships with all nations,” Oyewole said.

The event served as a critical reflection point on the progress made under Tinubu’s leadership and the transformative power of strategic partnerships in driving economic growth and inclusive development in Nigeria.