Macron departs Nigeria with “Abuja Key”

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By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye

Nigerian Government on Tuesday conferred visiting French President, Emmanuel Macron, with the honorary citizenship of Abuja.

The visit was Macron’s first to Nigeria since he was elected in May 2017.

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello presented the Key to the City of Abuja to President Macron.

The Minister said the honour was a demonstration of strong friendship and cordial relationship between the people of Nigeria and France.

Speaking to newsmen on the visit, the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, stated that the visit underscores the very strong relationship between France and Nigeria.

Gauer said that France has ongoing security and political partnerships with Nigeria especially in the area of fight against Boko Haram