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President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, 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 requires the help and partnership of friends and development partners like the EU to address the excruciating poverty in the continent.

The President had 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, disclosed on Wednesday.

The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu, in a telephone conversation with European Council president, seeks support to fight poverty, insecurity.’

While requesting the EU to consider specific areas of security challenge like the Lake Chad and coastal areas, the Nigerian leader promised to remain in contact with the EU and other member states.

“He said poverty and insecurity were priority areas for his administration and he would do all that is required to address them,” the statement said.


The Council president, Michel, used the opportunity of the telephone conversation to once again congratulate President Tinubu on his election, pledging the commitment of the Council towards a stronger cooperation and partnership with Nigeria based on mutual respect and common interests.

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