Prince Charles, wife arrive Nigeria Tuesday

Prince Charles and his wife Princess Camilla are expected in Nigeria from tomorrow November 6 to November 8 in a high profile visit.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday that Prince Charles would engage in peace-building activities, including addressing the farmers-herders clashes.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are also expected to have audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

“The Prince of Wales will be looking at the causes, talking to people who are working in this area and together, seeing if we can find solutions and move on.”

Arkwright said that addressing the root causes of conflicts would lead to a peaceful and more prosperous Nigeria and also become beneficial to the relations between Nigeria and Britain.

He noted that the visit was also aimed at strengthening the existing ties between Nigeria and Britain as members of the Commonwealth.

Prince Charles, who took over as the Head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations last April, succeeding his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has already visited 44 African nations.

“Prince Charles has not been here since the past 12 years. 2006 was the last time he was here and the Duchess of Cornwall, has never been to Nigeria. So it is about strengthening ties, particularly people-to-people ties.

“We want to ensure that through the Commonwealth, which is another theme of the prince’s visit, we develop links to develop relationships whether in trade, environment or in education, all of which are important to the future of the Commonwealth and to the future of Nigeria.”

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