…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
During a phone conversation with Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu called on the European Union (EU) to provide aid to Nigeria and Africa in boosting security and economic development, with a particular focus on addressing severe poverty across the continent.
Tinubu stressed the importance of collaboration between Africa’s friends and development partners, such as the EU, in tackling the ongoing challenges of poverty.
Security challenges in Lake Chad and coastal regions highlighted by Tinubu.
President Tinubu specifically highlighted the pressing security challenges faced by Nigeria, particularly in regions such as Lake Chad and the coastal areas.
He expressed his administration’s commitment to prioritizing these issues and taking all necessary measures to resolve them.
Tinubu emphasized the significance of addressing security concerns as part of the broader efforts to combat poverty and promote economic development.
Tinubu assures continued communication with the European Union.
President Tinubu assured the European Union and its member states that he would maintain open lines of communication and collaboration.
The statement released by the Director of Information to the President emphasized the Nigerian leader’s commitment to engaging with the EU on matters of mutual interest, particularly in the areas of security and economic development.
Michel reaffirms EU’s dedication to partnership with Nigeria.
In response, Charles Michel reaffirmed the European Council’s commitment to strengthening cooperation and partnership with Nigeria, based on mutual respect and shared interests.
Recognizing Nigeria’s significant role both within the EU and in the global community, Michel urged President Tinubu to persist in collaborating with the EU across various relevant areas.
Council President extends congratulations to Tinubu on his election victory.
Furthermore, during the conversation, Charles Michel took the opportunity to extend his congratulations once again to President Tinubu on his election victory.
This gesture highlights the recognition of Tinubu’s leadership and the EU’s continued interest in working closely with Nigeria under his administration.
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