FG Seeks Collaboration With EU To Address Climate Change

By Clement Alphonsus
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Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Minister of Budget and Economic Planning)

The federal government has expressed its commitment to build stronger ties with the European Union (EU) to tackle developmental issues affecting the country.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, during a courtesy visit to him by members of the European Union Council Working Group on Africa.

Bagudu applauded the growing relationship between the European Union and Nigeria and seeked more collaboration in the areas of propagating democratic principles, climate change and migration and infrastructure while expressing hope that Nigeria will remain a market-oriented country with double-digit growth.

The EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Samuella Isopi, confirmed the bloc’s commitment to boost collaboration and contribute significantly to Nigeria’s economic growth. She lauded the positive outcomes of previous collaborations and expressed eagerness to advance initiatives like the Sustainable Investment Activation Agreement.

She further expressed the 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, Yamina Gerfi, noted that the visit was to deepen understanding and cooperation with Nigeria. She highlighted the importance of engaging with diverse stakeholders to boost EU-Nigeria collaboration for the benefit of both parties.