Tinubu seeks EU support to fight poverty, insecurity in Nigeria
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) has beckoned on the European Union (EU) to help his administration fight against poverty and insecurity in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Tinubu on Wednesday in a statement signed by his spokesman, Abiodun Oladunjoye called on the EU to assist Nigeria and Africa in strengthening security and economic development to alleviate poverty.
According to Oladunjoye, the President spoke during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council (EC), Charles Michel.
The European Council is the EU institution that defines the general political direction and priorities of the EU.
According to President Tinubu, Nigeria and the whole of Africa would require the help and partnership of her friends and development partners like the EU to address the excruciating poverty in the continent.
While requesting the EU to look at specific areas of security challenge like the Lake Chad and coastal areas, the Nigerian leader promised to remain in contact with the European Union and other member states.
“President Bola Tinubu said poverty and insecurity were priority areas for his administration and he would do all that is required to address them,” Oladunjoye stated.
He further said that the Council president, Michel used the opportunity of the telephone conversation to once again congratulate Tinubu over his election as Nigeria’s 16th President.
Michel also pledged the commitment of the Council towards a stronger cooperation and partnership with Nigeria based on mutual respect and common interests.
The European Council president further pointed out that Nigeria is important to the EU and the International Community.
Michel also urged President Tinubu to continue to work with the EU in all relevant areas.