24 June 2011
"I am pleased to announce a deepening of the
UK's commitment to development in ," said Mitchell. Nigeria
He said Jonathan, who was in office for 10 months before he won a full four-year term in April elections, has "helped drive reform and made progress in improving power, Nigeria's biggest barrier to creating jobs and reducing poverty."
It will also assist the energy-starved nation to double its power supply, "which is currently the biggest barrier to economic growth" and work more than half a million people out of poverty."
Jonathan in response said: "
is pleased at the commitment to improve relations, especially economic and trade relations." Nigeria