France has promised to extend a helping hand to Nigeria in solving its current security challenges.

In a collaborative effort, the two countries will fight insecurity jeopardizing the Lake Chad basin area and the entire region of Sahel.

This was made known by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting with Nigeria’s President Buhari.

The Nigerian president hosted the conference on the sidelines of the Financing Africa Summit in Paris.

The French President has vowed his unwavering support for the West African nation, which is currently facing a host of security challenges.

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In a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Buhari Spokesman, and made available to media houses, the French leader said that his country will “absolutely be there on the side of Nigeria and it is willing to support with everything to assist the country to overcome the security threats.”

Macron vowed to assist the world’s most populous black country in dealing with the complexities of COVID-19 vaccinations.

He added in the statement that “President Buhari outlined the challenges all round facing the country as well as its neighbours and spoke about the steps he has taken to reignite response to the situation, which he said included the appointment of the new Service Chiefs.”

Nigeria’s president stated that his government is ready to collaborate with France and other foreign partners to address the West African country’s security problems.

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