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UK lauds Tinubu’s security strategy, governance reforms

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Richard Montgomery, has expressed the United Kingdom’s admiration for the security strategies implemented by President Bola Tinubu over the past year.

Speaking at the High-level Dialogue on Delivering the Renewed Hope Agenda themed “Nigeria’s Global Ambitions: From Hope to Reality,” Montgomery praised the Tinubu administration for its transparency and accountability.

He reaffirmed the UK’s support for the Nigerian government’s efforts in this direction.

“I’d like to use this opportunity to express the full support of my government for the Renewed Hope Agenda of His Excellency, President Bola Tinubu. We commend his agenda for its focused priorities and effective delivery. We acknowledge the significant strides made in promoting transparency and accountability,” said Montgomery.

Vice President Kashim Shettima, also present at the event, described the Renewed Hope Agenda as a transformative policy aimed at positioning Nigeria as a premier global investment destination. He emphasized that the agenda is built on the core pillars of democracy, development, demographics, and diaspora engagement.

Shettima outlined the administration’s ambitious roadmap, highlighting President Tinubu’s commitment to bold reforms and strategic partnerships to revive the nation’s economy and enhance security.

“Our reason for this gathering is not to question the certainty of our vision for this nation, which has never been in doubt. We are here because of our role in a world of opportunities—a world that cannot afford to overlook or underestimate our significance,” Shettima stated. “The Renewed Hope Agenda is more than a policy framework; it is a commitment, a covenant with the people.”

He introduced the ‘Tinubu Doctrine,’ a ‘4-D Diplomacy Strategy’ focused on promoting democracy, driving economic development, leveraging Nigeria’s demographic potential, and engaging with the diaspora community. He acknowledged the vital contributions of Nigerians abroad, who sent over $168 billion in remittances between 2015 and 2022, exceeding Overseas Development Assistance.

“This commitment is further evidenced by the upcoming $10 billion Diaspora Fund—a multi-sectoral investment initiative designed to strengthen ties with our diaspora community and boost foreign exchange inflows to support our national development plans,” the Vice President noted.

Shettima also highlighted significant economic interventions by President Tinubu, including a ₦75 billion initiative to revitalize the manufacturing sector and the Renewed Hope Infrastructure Development Fund aimed at advancing infrastructure development across key economic sectors.

Addressing security challenges, VP Shettima affirmed the administration’s dedication to ensuring the safety of lives and properties through both regional and national interventions. He called on international partners to collaborate in the post-COVID-19 era, emphasizing the need for partnership in democracy, development, peace, and security.


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