President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday asked the European Union (EU) to support Nigeria and Africa in improving security and economic growth to alleviate poverty in the continent.
A statement by the President’s spokesperson, Abiodun Oladunjoye explained that the President had a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel.
The President explained that Nigeria and Africa as a whole, require the assistance and partnership of their development partners and friends, like the EU. The goal is to deal with the serious poverty challenges in the continent. While talking with the EU, tinubu asked them to specifically look at areas such as security challenges in Lake Chad and other coastal areas.
President Tinubu said that his top priorities are to tackle poverty and insecurity in the country and will do all that is necessary to address them. Furthermore, he promised that the European Union and other member states will be kept in touch regarding this issue in the near future.
The President of the EU Council, Mr. Michel, meanwhile, congratulated President Tinubu on his election and used this opportunity to pledge the commitment of the Council towards a stronger partnership and cooperation with Nigeria, built on mutual respect and shared interests. Mr Michel highlighted that Nigeria is important for EU and the rest of the international community.