President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, in Abuja, sought support from the European Union to assist Nigeria and Africa in strengthening security and economic development to alleviate poverty on the continent.
Tinubu premised his request on the argument that Nigeria and the whole of Africa require the help and partnership of her friends and development partners like the EU to address the excruciating poverty on the continent.
The President spoke during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel, a statement signed by the Director of Information, State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, said on Wednesday.
The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu, in a telephone conversation with the European Council president, seeks support to fight poverty, insecurity.’
While requesting the EU consider specific areas of security challenges, like Lake Chad and coastal areas, the Nigerian leader promised to remain in contact with the European Union and other member states.
According to the statement, Tinubu said, poverty and insecurity were priority areas for his administration, and he would do all that is required to address them.
The Council president, Michel, used the opportunity of the telephone conversation to once again congratulate President Tinubu on his election.
While pledging the commitment of the Council towards stronger cooperation and partnership with Nigeria based on mutual respect and common interests, he noted that Nigeria is important to the EU and the International Community.
Mr Michel urged the Nigerian leader to continue to work with the EU in all relevant areas.Follow us on social media