UK signs deal to allow British lawyers practice in Nigeria

Taiwo Ajayi
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In a press release on its website on Tuesday, the partnership deal between the UK and Nigeria is to promote trade and investment and open new prospects for both countries.

It also disclosed that it was designed 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 Business and Trade, the two countries are set to sign a new partnership intended to enhance cooperation between both nations. 

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

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

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

“UK businesses have already seen huge success 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 barriers that keep UK attorneys from practicing international and foreign law in the West African state.

“It will see Nigeria commit to working towards removing barriers preventing UK lawyers from practicing international and foreign law in Nigeria, a step that could significantly increase UK legal services exports,” the release added.

Source: Vanguard

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