President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appealed to the European Union to assist Nigeria and Africa in strengthening security and economic development to alleviate poverty in the continent.
Tinubu made this call on Wednesday during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel.
Tribune reported that this was made known by the Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, who stated that the European Council is the institution that defines the general political direction and priorities of the European Union.
According to the publication, the Council president used the opportunity of the telephone conversation to once again congratulate Tinubu on his election as Nigeria’s 16th President.
While pledging the commitment of the Council towards 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, then, urged the Nigerian leader to continue to work with the EU in all relevant areas.