Nigeria welcomes an offer of support from the Commonwealth in diverse areas of needs and challenges.

President Buhari gave this indication during a bilateral meeting with Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit holding in London, United Kingdom.

He said Nigeria was addressing food security through heavy investment in agriculture, and exploring various ways in confronting the security situation in different regions of the country.

The Commonwealth scribe, Baroness Scotland, said the Commonwealth had developed programmes on agribusiness, which would add value to agriculture products for young people to get involved.

She said similar programmes included climate change, criminal justice reforms, police reforms, and security.

Baroness Patricia Scotland explained that since President Buhari was the Champion for Anti-Corruption in Africa, the Commonwealth had developed anti-corruption benchmark tools, and would like to work with Nigeria in both public and private sectors.

Other areas the Commonwealth could assist, according to Baroness Scotland, include countering violent extremism, trade, and modalities to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA.

Bello Wakili