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President Tinubu calls for EU’s Support in Fight against Insecurity and Poverty in Africa

Written by on June 8, 2023

President Bola Tinubu is urging the European Union to assist Nigeria and Africa in strengthening security and economic development to alleviate poverty in the continent.

According to a statement issued by State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, the President made the appeal during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel. Tinubu, noted that 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 President promised to remain in contact with the European Union and other member states. Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to meet with all senators-elect today at the presidential villa, Abuja, to discuss national issues, especially the election of presiding officers during the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly on Tuesday, June 13. Tinubu’s invitation to the senators was conveyed in an official letter from the State House to the Senate, and was read yesterday by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, who presided over the plenary. The letter explained that the meeting between the lawmakers and the president would take place at the State House Conference Centre, State House, Abuja, today at 2pm.

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