The British Government has said Nigerians will gain from Brexit as it will be grand opportunities for Nigerians, Africa and rest of the world.

The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Gill Atkinson gave the advice when she paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Speaker of Nigeria House of Representatives, Rep. Idris Wase in Abuja on Thursday.

Brexit, an abbreviation for British Exiting, refers to the UK’s decision to leave the EU following a referendum held on June 23, 2016 which 51.9 percent of its citizens voted in support of leaving the EU.

According to Nigeria News Agency( NAN) quoted her saying

“If I were Nigerians, I would see Brexit as an opportunity for Nigerians”,

“So if I were a Nigerian businessman or an artist, I will be seeing this as an opportunity,” Atkinson said.

She said that she was visiting the deputy speaker to discuss on ways to build relationships between the parliaments of both countries to promote “parliamentary democracy”.

“It is through parliamentary democracy that countries develop stability, prosperity and human rights, so making sure our parliamentarians have the opportunity to share their experiences and understanding will help us all to move forward.”

She promised that the United Kingdom will maintain a cordial relationship with Nigeria and help the country to tackle some of its challenges.