Spain to help Nigeria fight terrorism - Bianca

By The Citizen

The Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, says Spain is willing to help with the fight against terrorism in Northern Nigeria.

Ojukwu, said this on Thursday in Onitsha while speaking to journalists at the reception held in honour of the National President, Campaign for Democracy, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin.

She said the relationship between Nigeria and Spain has been such that Spain was willing to assist issues beyond bilateral accords between the two countries.

She said, 'Nigeria has signed a lot of Memorandum of Understanding, with Spain in various areas, cultural, corporation and education and Nigeria is going to be one of the beneficiaries of the Spain's masterplan.

'And at this moment in time with regards to Navy, the Spanish Navy do come to patrol the port of Benin to ensure businesses conducted at sea are doing well to make sure the waters are safe and as it regards terrorism.

'Spain has had a lot of experience and is willing to offer guideline and also willing to offer corporation with Nigeria in this regard to terrorism.'

Bianca lamented the number of young Nigerians who die everyday in various deserts trying to cross to other countries in search of greener pastures.

She blamed the desperation on loss of value system and inability of successive governments to create jobs for the teeming youths.

She called for restoration of values in the Nigerian society, adding that it was because of the eroding value system that made young Nigerians perish in the deserts where they try to cross the border to other countries and insisted that many European countries are passing through similar problems like Nigeria.

The National President of CD, Odumakin said the Nigeria's democracy could be better if the masses resist selfish leaders who only seek political offices to enrich themselves.