Are you fed up with the regular insecurity in Nigeria, AND do you have some questions for a UK Minister about this?

(We’ll help you phrase your question(s) appropriately and put it forward on your behalf)


Parliamentary Questions

Andrew Rosindell: Conservative, Romford – To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the quantity of small arms sent by UK businesses to Nigeria in the last 12 months.

James Cartlidge: The Minister of State – Ministry of DefenceThe Ministry of Defence does not hold details on the quantity of small arms sent to Nigeria by UK businesses. Information on export licences issued to UK businesses is held with the Department of Business and Trade as the licensing authority on exporting strategic goods. HM […]

Baroness Cox — To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the joint report by the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, International Organisation for Peacebuilding and Social Justice and Christian Solidarity International Breaking Point in Central Nigeria? Terror and Mass Displacement in the Middle Belt, published in March.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park — We welcome this report and its recognition that the underlying drivers of violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are complex. The Minister for Africa visited Nigeria in February 2022 and raised rising insecurity and its impact on the Nigerian people in meetings with the Vice President, Foreign Minister and several […]

BARONESS COX – To Ask Her Majesty’s Government What Steps They Are Taking In Response To The Humanitarian And Security Situation In Nigeria

Lord Goldsmith of Richmon Park — The UK Government is committed to working with Nigeria to respond to the causes and consequences of conflict in Nigeria. At our recent Security and Defence Dialogue, we committed to working together to respond to shared threats, support efforts to respond to rising insecurity in Nigeria and promote human […]

How Safe/Democratic Are Elections In Nigeria? Will The Electoral Amendment Act Make A Difference?

Elections in Nigeria are a flashpoint for violence and conflict. It is thus not a surprise to see Nigeria scoring low on Freedom House’s index, indicating that the country is ‘partly free.’ The Presidential elections in 2019 were particularly troubling, with Freedom House concluding it was “…marred by irregularities.” In response, the UK Government has […]

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