President Francois Hollande of France has expressed his country’s belief in Nigeria.
Hollande made the declaration yesterday during a meeting with President Buhari on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America.
“We will invest in Nigeria, we believe in her,” the French president stated.
Hollande also pledged that France would fully engage with Nigeria on different fronts and provide humanitarian assistance in the northeast.
Earlier, Buhari had informed Hollande about the Presidential Committee on the North-East which he described as a one-stop mechanism on development partnership for a zone ravaged for many years by Boko Haram insurgents and which needed urgent rebuilding.
President Buhari also applauded the long history of economic relationship between Nigeria and France.
Buhari, who welcomed more investment and economic partnerships, described Nigeria as a fertile ground for handsome return on investments.
“Apart from your country’s close relationship with us, you have the same with most of our neighbours. We seek more collaboration, particularly in agriculture, mining and security,” President Buhari told his French counterpart.