President of France, Emmanuel Macron has agreed to help Nigeria in its war against insurgency, with the aim of bringing relief to an embattled nation.
Macron said he would give the support needed in combating the security crisis currently plaguing the Lake Chad Basin area, as well as the entire stretch of the Sahel region.
He made the pledge at a bilateral meeting between the French leader and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting, which was not in any way part of the Financing African Summit, was hosted by Buhari himself.
Macron offered his steadfast support for the world’s most populous black nation, noting that Nigeria is currently facing alot of security challenges.
According to a statement signed by President Buhari’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the French leader was quoted saying that France will surely be on Nigeria’s side and is willing to support the country with everything it needs to overcome the security threats.
Macron also promised to help Nigeria solve the problem of procuring Covid-19 vaccines.
According to the statement, the President of France disclosed that Buhari had taken time to outline all the current challenges facing Nigeria and her neighbours, while highlighting steps he (Buhari) had taken to solve the problems, which includes the appointment of new Service Chiefs.
On his part, President Buhari reiterated that Nigeria is willing to work with France and all International partners to overcome its security crisis.
France’s support would most surely be welcomed as Nigeria and her neighbours continue to fight against insurgency and terrorism. A fight that has spanned almost a decade