By Lawrence Audu
The French Ambassador to Nigeria Denys Gauer has disclosed that French President, Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to pay a working visit to Nigeria in July.
Mr. Denys Gauer, unveiled the plan to Nigeria, visit when he visited the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday.
Gauer said Macron had worked in the French embassy in Abuja early in his career for six months some years ago and has interest in the future and development of Nigeria.
He added that the relationship between Nigeria and France in the last few years have centred on security.
He said President Macron hopes to use the visit to further deepen relations with Nigeria especially in areas such as youths development, culture and creativity.
Responding to the proposed visit, Dogara said, a number of lawmakers would be pleased to listen to the French president. Describing Macron as “a man of our generation”,
Dogara said the french president has brought a lot of youthful zest, dynamism, charisma and appeal to French politics.
The Speaker also took the time to thank the French government for assisting Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists and pledged to give expeditious passage to all bilateral agreements that will be signed between Nigeria and France during Macron’s visit.
Macron has visited five African countries since his assumption to power which is already eliciting some reactions.
Reports tht President of France Emmanuel Macron will be visiting Nigeria in July.
If so, it wld mean in first 8 months of taking office, he wld have visited 5 African countries (Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana & Senegal being the others)
(Meanwhile Theresa May is yet to visit)
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) February 7, 2018