The Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, are arrived Abuja, the nation’s capital, as part of a 9-day tour to Africa.
This is the third time the Prince of Wales will be visiting Nigeria, his previous visits were in 1990, 1999 and 2006, while it will be the Duchess of Cornwall’s first visit to Nigeria.
The Prince arrived the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 2:00 pm on Tuesday, where they were welcomed by top government officials.
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.
They will meet with some of Nigeria’s dynamic youth as well as traditional leaders, the business community, the armed forces, and people from the arts, fashion and charitable sector.
“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.British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright said.
The visit will highlight key themes in both nations’ relationship, including the importance of Commonwealth ties, youth opportunity, business and entrepreneurship, educating of women and girls, and defence co-operation, among other issues.