FG Seeks Stronger Ties with EU to Tackle Climate Change, Others


The Federal Government has said it is determined to build  stronger ties with the European Union to tackle developmental issues bedeviling the country.


The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu stated this during a courtesy visit on him by members of the European Union Council Working Group on Africa.


Sen. Bagudu who commended the growing relationship between the European Union and Nigeria called for more collaboration in the areas of propagating democratic principles, climate change, migration and infrastructural deficits in the country, while expressing hope that Nigeria will remain a market oriented country with double digit growth.


The Minister assured the delegation that the Federal Government had taken a number of measures to tackle the inflation in the country by reducing monetary supply, introducing more inflow of foreign exchange, boosting of domestic production of agricultural products and manufacturing among other measures


In his speech, the European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Samuella Isopi, affirmed the EU’s readiness to deepen collaboration and contribute significantly to Nigeria’s economic growth. 

She lauded the positive outcomes of previous economic collaborations and expressed eagerness to advance initiatives like the Sustainable Investment Activation Agreement. She reiterated EU’s commitment to fostering an enabling environment for increased investment in Nigeria.


The Chairman of the Africa Working Party of the Council of the European Union, Miss. Yamina Gerfi, noted that the aim of the visit was to deepen understanding and cooperation with Nigeria and the region. She therefore highlighted the importance of engaging with diverse stakeholders to boost EU-Nigeria collaboration for the benefit of both parties.



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