The French President Emmanuel Macron is to address the joint session of the Nigerian National Assembly as part of his activities when he visit the country in early July.
Ambassador of France to Nigeria Mr. Denys Gauer, was speaking when he paid a visit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Yakubu Dogara, at the National Assembly, Abuja.
Mr. Gauer said President Macron has interest in the future and development of Nigeria.
“Mr. Macron had worked in the French embassy in Abuja early in his career for six months some years ago and that whereas relations between the two countries in the last few years have centred on security, Mr. Macron hope to use the visit to further deepen relations with Nigeria especially in areas such as youths, culture and creativity,” Mr. Gauer stated.
Man of our Generation
Speaker Yakubu Dogara said that members of House of Representatives and indeed the National Assembly would want to listen to the French President whom he described as a man of our generation.
“He has brought a lot of youthful zest, dynamism charisma and appeal to French politics and we will want to yield the floor to him,” the speaker said.
The Speaker also commended the French government for assisting Nigeria in the fight against boko haram terrorists.
He pledged to give expeditious passage to all bilateral agreements that would be signed between Nigeria and France during Mr. Macron’s visit.