Government of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria has met officials from the United Kingdom to further discuss the UK’s partnership with the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu met the UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge; the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria and Special Envoy for Girls Education, Helen Grant; and British Deputy High Commissioner, Ben Llewellyn-Jones.
Sanwo-Olu hosted them at the state secretariat in Ikeja on Thursday.
The British government is partnering with Lagos in areas of mutual interest especially on the Future Cities Project, optimizing our waterways, and promoting education for the girl child.
The governor, however, said the state is leading in efforts to ensure the girls in the state have access to quality education and promoting equal opportunities for the girl child.
According to him, “we believe this is critical to us having a progressive society with shared prosperity.”
He also welcomed “the UK’s commitment as a key partner recognising our role as one of the largest economies in Africa and a force for commerce and trade in the region.”