President Bola Tinubu has sought the assistance of the European Union to solve some Nigeria and indeed Africa’s many challenges in the area of security and economic development .
He said this is to alleviate poverty in the continent.
A statement from the Presidency made available to the NPO Reports on Wednesday quoted President Tinubu as speaking during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel.
The European Council is the EU institution that defines the general political direction and priorities of the European Union.
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 poverty and insecurity were priority areas for his administration and he would do all that is required to address them.
The Council president used the opportunity of the telephone conversation to once again congratulate President Tinubu over his election.
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.