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British lawyers to practice, sign partner agreement with Nigeria




By Asaba-ase Stephen

The United Kingdom and Nigeria are set to sign a partnership agreement that will allow British legal practitioners to operate businesses and render legal services in Nigeria.

In a press briefing on its website on Tuesday, the partnership agreement between the UK and Nigeria is to facilitate trade and investment and open new prospects for both countries.

It also revealed that it was programed to extend beyond finance and it can build upon an already productive $7 billion partnership between both countries.

According to the UK’s Department of commerce and Trade, the two countries were set to sign a new partnership agreement to strengthen cooperation between both countries.

The agreement was called The Enhanced Trade and Investment Partnership (ETIP), which would be the first time the UK would be signing this particular agreement with an African country.

British commerce and Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch disclosed that the agreement would open a lot of prospective doors for the British, as Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.

“This collaboration with Nigeria, the UK’s first with an African country, will allow us to work in unison and utilize the opportunities that lies ahead. Nigeria has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

“UK companies have already seen huge prospect here and I look forward to seeing how we continue to grow this relationship,” Kemi Badenoch added.

The deal will also see Nigeria commit to taking steps toward reducing obstacles that keep UK attorneys from practicing international and foreign law in the West African state.

“It will see Nigeria commitment to working towards setting free obstacles limiting UK lawyers from practicing international and foreign law in Nigeria, a step that could significantly export UK legal services abroad,” the release added.