By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The British High Commissioner To Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Tuesday, stated that the world’s attention would be on Nigeria in 2023 when another round of general elections will hold.
Laing said this while briefing journalists after a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Capital, promised better relations with Nigeria to consolidate the existing gains from the bilateral association and improve the nation’s electoral system.
According to Laing, the 2023 general elections would be critical to the advancement of democracy not only in Nigeria, but across the African continent, adding that the UK government is committed to partnering with Nigeria to tackle the security challenges across the country to specially, guarantee the smooth conduct of the 2023 general elections.
On the issue of insecurity, the British High Commissioner said the UK government, through its military presence in Nigeria, is sharing and comparing notes with the Nigerian security forces on its counter-terrorism operations in other parts of the world, including Northern Island, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
She, however, warned that these kinds of security challenges could not be solved by military actions alone, adding that the solution to the challenge will include the rebuilding of trust with the Nigerian people and tackling the underlying economic driver triggers.