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New British High Commission Building Unveiled In Abuja

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) and International Development Secretary Priti Patel at the official unveiling of the building in Abuja on Thursday 31/8/2017.

The UK has officially unveiled its new British High Commission Building, located at Plot 1157 Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja.

The unveiling was conducted by the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Speaking at the unveiling, Johnson said the new building is expected to strengthen relationships with both countries.

”It gives me a great pleasure to open this wonderful, new, super, colossal British High Commission in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja although some of our officials moved in six weeks ago,” he said.

”It would further strengthen the British diplomatic ties with Nigeria.”

The Foreign Secretary disclosed that the new building accommodates all of the UK Government Departments working in Abuja.

”It provides a single platform for all the UK based and locally engaged staff working across Her Majesty’s Government which includes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development and Home Office.

”The New British High Commission building is a symbol of our long-term commitment to Nigeria. The UK has a long history with Nigeria and our presence in Abuja has grown with the city, spreading across multiple locations,” Johnson said.

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