It seems the love between Nigeria and its colonial masters is still without an end.

Nigeria is endowed with natural resources, one of them gas, which it has in huge quantity and the British government is interested in that sector.

This sector is one that the government is exploring to power most electricity generating plants in the nation and the British Government has offered to help develop some infrastructure.

Poor power supply has become a norm in Nigeria and the colonial masters believe they can help end the trend.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, announced the plan while receiving the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs of the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja.

Arkwright said that the government of Britain has genuine investment interest in the downstream, midstream and upstream sectors of the nation’s oil and gas.

He told the NNPC officials that the British Department for International Trade is ready to liaise with the Federal Government to invest in the sector.


The High Commissioner also urged the Federal Government and the NNPC to organise a road show in London to create awareness on the possible investment opportunities available in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

According to him, so many British investors have funds which they are willing to invest profitably.