President Bola Tinubu has asked the European Union (EU) to support Nigeria in tackling insecurity and poverty challenges in the country and Africa.
In a statement by State House spokesperson, Mr. Abiodun Oladunjoye, President Tinubu spoke, on Wednesday, during a telephone conversation with President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
The President asked the EU to consider the areas of insecurity, particularly, in the neighbouring country of Lake Chad and other coastal regions.
“The European Council is the EU institution that defines the general political direction and priorities of the European Union.
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“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,” the statement read.
President Tinubu assured that his administration would prioritise the issue of poverty and insecurity, adding that he would do everything necessary to tackle the challenges.
Michel, on his part, congratulated the president on his electoral victory and urged him to continue to work with the EU in all areas.