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How do you prefer Nigerian Brexit – United Kingdom

The British government has said that Nigerians will benefit from Brexit, as it was an opportunity to open their relationship with the rest of the world.

The Deputy British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, gave the advice when she made a courtesy visit to the Vice President of the House of Representatives, Rep. Idris Wase in Abuja on Thursday.

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Brexit, an abbreviation for British Exiting, refers to the UK’s decision to leave the EU after a referendum held on June 23, 2016, that 51.9 percent of its citizens voted in favor of leaving the EU.

The United Kingdom government invoked Article 50 of the EU Treaty, initiating a two-year process that should conclude with the departure of the United Kingdom on March 29, but has since extended until October 31.

“If I were Nigerians, I would see Brexit as an opportunity for Nigerians,” said NAN, she said.

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“This is something in which our Prime Minister and our Foreign Secretary are evident that they want their relations with the world to be opened and that they no longer focus only on Europe.

“Then, if I were a businessman or a Nigerian artist, I would see this as an opportunity,” said Atkinson.

She said she was visiting the vice president to discuss ways to build relations between the parliaments of both countries to promote “parliamentary democracy.”

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“We have talked about the relationship between our parliaments, the role of the Vice President and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and how we can develop the relationship between our two parliaments.

“It is through parliamentary democracy that countries develop stability, prosperity, and human rights, so making sure that our parliamentarians have the opportunity to share their experiences and understanding will help us all move forward.”

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The deputy high commissioner is also condemned to Nigeria for the attack by Boko Haram who reportedly claimed at least 65 lives and injured another teen at a funeral in Borno, according to authorities on July 28.

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