Abuja - French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gaver, has assured the Senate of his country's support to tackle the security problems in the Northeast.
Speaking after a meeting with Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the legislator's offices in Abuja, Gaver said France was encouraging its former colonies in West Africa to cooperate with Nigeria in the onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgency.
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Former French colonies in the West African region include, Cameroon, Chad, Benin and Niger.
Earlier, Saraki solicited the co-operation of the French government in ending the Boko Haram insurgency.
The region is worst affected by the Boko Haram terror group, which has killed thousands of people and displaced about 2 million people.
Saraki solicited support from the French government when he receiving the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gaver, in his office in Abuja.
He pointed out that Nigeria shared borders with French-speaking countries, who were also affected by the Boko Haram crisis.
Meanwhile, Garver said the French National Assembly and the local National Assembly would partner with the in the area of capacity building for legislators, strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries and ensuring that more French investments flowed into Nigeria.
- CAJ News