Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Prince Charles to address herdsmen attacks during Nigeria visit

Prince Charles to address herdsmen attacks during Nigeria visit

On the history between the United Kingdom and Ghana, Prince Charles said though past of both nations were intertwined, it was regrettable that there had been dark spots in the history of the two countries including slave trade, 'Britain can be proud that it later led the way in the abolition of these shameful trade.

Prince Charles will instead spend his final day in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, where he will meet local people and take part in talks about conflict resolution.

Herdsmen have launched a deadly onslaught on farming communities in Nigeria in recent years, raising concerns over the future of agriculture in a nation, having majority of its populace engaged in subsistence agriculture.

The Prince of Wales was handed a calabash instrument, and while nervous at first, soon found his rhythm.

"As you prepare to assume the position of Head of the Commonwealth, an organization to which you are deeply committed, I am confident that under your leadership, the bonds of cooperation amongst member states will be strengthened even further", the President noted.

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A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "Due to operational constraints beyond our control, we have decided at this time not to include Jos during their royal highnesses' visit to Nigeria".

Prince Charles thought that though numerous instances of the impact of climate abound, such as rising oceans, hurricanes, heat waves, floods and cyclones, the Commonwealth of Nations could still join hands and share best practices to arrest the situation.

"We want to ensure that through the Commonwealth, which is another theme of the prince's visit, we develop links to develop relationships whether in trade, environment or in education, all of which are important to the future of the Commonwealth and to the future of Nigeria", Arkwright had said.

The top diplomat said that other events lined up on the agenda of the visit would focus on culture, music, fashion, among others.

He went on to speak to Harry and Meghan's official wedding photographer, who described Charles and Camilla as like "a young couple in love", while Camilla's nephew even contributed and recalled their "genuine, deep-down affection and love", painting a picture of a couple very much in love. The Prince of Wales also told the audience about his first visit to the country in 1977 and how he regretted not returning earlier.

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