Tinubu calls EU council, seeks support for Nigeria

Bola Tinubu, president of Nigeria, has asked the European Union to support Nigeria in tackling insecurity and poverty challenges in the country and Africa.

In a statement by Abiodun Oladunjoye, state house spokesperson, Tinubu spoke on Wednesday during a telephone conversation with Charles Michel, President of the European Council

Tinubu 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,” the statement reads.

“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

He said 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

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