Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, with security the headline of a list of issues to be discussed with the Nigerian leader.

May, alongside 29 representatives from UK business, will also visit to victims of modern slavery in Lagos.

She is scheduled to also visit Kenya and South Africa.

According to a statement by the UK government, on Monday, the aim of the  Prime Minister’s visit is to renew partnership between the UK and Africa ahead of the Breixt

The statement read “As Africa seeks to meet the needs of its growing population the visit will also emphasise that it is in the world’s interest to help secure African stability, jobs and growth because conflict, poor work prospects and economic instability will continue to encourage migration and dangerous journeys to Europe.

“Because nations cannot prosper without security, the prime minister will also use the visit to announce further support to tackle instability across the region.

“Africa stands right on the cusp of playing a transformative role in the global economy, and as longstanding partners this trip is a unique opportunity at a unique time for the UK to set out our ambition to work even closer together.

“A more prosperous, growing and trading Africa is in all of our interests and its incredible potential will only be realised through a concerted partnership between governments, global institutions and business.

“As we prepare to leave the European Union, now is the time for the UK to deepen and strengthen its global partnerships. This week I am looking forward to discussing how we can do that alongside Africa to help deliver important investment and jobs as well as continue to work together to maintain stability and security.”

May will be in South Africa on Tuesday before the visit to Nigeria on Wednesday.

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