Liz Truss ‘ll Improve UK-Nigeria Trade Relations – Nigerian- British Chamber of Commerce

Liz Truss was named the new leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom on Monday, after defeating her rival, Rishi Sunak, in a Tory vote in which she received 81,326 votes to Sunak’s 60,399 votes. Truss is now the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Boris Johnson, who resigned in early July after a scandal-plagued government.

She was initially elected to Parliament in 2010, which marked the beginning of her swift ascent to the top. She joined David Cameron’s cabinet as environment secretary four years later. She later served as the Department’s Chief secretary to the Treasury under Theresa May, as well as the Departments of International Trade and Foreign Affairs under Boris Johnson.

Truss, 47 and A self-described economic libertarian, will be the third female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, following Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May. In the 2016 UK referendum on EU membership, she enthusiastically backed staying in, but she afterward switched her allegiance to leave. She has espoused the advantages of Brexit.

Liz Truss must deal with numerous difficult obstacles, including escalating inflation, exorbitant energy prices, declining public services, ongoing industrial action, and a Scottish administration that favours independence. She has to deal with the conflict in Ukraine and tense ties with the European Union abroad.

The President & Chairman of Council, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, Bisi Adeyemi is very positive that with Liz Truss now in the driving seat, she will bring the much-needed tonic to reverse the dwindling economy of the UK while also heralding improved bilateral relations between Nigeria & the UK. 

in her own words “We are positive that Ms. Truss, who announced her new cabinet hours after becoming Prime Minister, will waste no time in steering the UK economy back to prosperity as we look forward to improved trade relations between our two countries. I wish the Prime Minister God speed! “

The Chamber joins her President in wishing the Prime Minister, Liz Truss a successful tenure at No.10 Downing Street.

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