By Ignatius Chukwu
Britain has offered economic support to Rivers State through partnership package to new governor, Sim Fubara.
The decision was unveiled Wednesday June 14, 2023, when the British deputy high commissioner (based in Lagos), Ben Llewellyn-Jones, led a team to the Brick House in Port Harcourt.
The diplomat gave assurances of intended partnership with the State through diverse business investment and wealth-creation initiatives.
Llewellyn-Jones disclosed this while speaking to the press shortly after he led a delegation of the British High Commission from Lagos on a visit to the governor.
He said the meeting with the governor was to intimate him of the planned expansion of business development and investment opportunities by British companies. The aim is to improve basic public services, enhance security, create job opportunities and help the economy grow.
Llewellyn-Jones added that the initiative was also to foster a better and stronger diplomatic relationship between the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
He also pointed out that there are already many British companies doing business in the state, thus contributing to its economy.
He said it was pertinent to review and seek out encouraging conditions to expand bilateral opportunities.