As part of efforts at strengthening security and economic development to alleviate poverty in the continent, President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday urged European Union to assist Nigeria and Africa to change the current narratives.
The President spoke during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel, a statement by Abiodun Oladunjoye, the Director of Information in the State House, and sourced from Mr Bayo Onanuga’s instagram’s page, said.
The European Council is the EU institution that defines the general political direction and priorities of the European Union.
According to 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 on the continent.
While requesting the EU to look at specific areas of security challenge like the Lake Chad and coastal areas, the new Nigerian leader promised to remain in contact with the European Union and other member states.
He said poverty and insecurity were top priority of his administration, adding that he would do all that is required to address them.
On his part, the Council President used the opportunity of the telephone conversation to once again congratulate President Tinubu on his victory at the polls.
While pledging the commitment of the Council towards a stronger cooperation and partnership with Nigeria based on mutual respect and common interests, he pointed out that Nigeria is important to the EU and the international community.
Michel urged Tinubu to continue to work with the EU in all relevant areas.