French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has hailed the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the important role palyed in re-launching the Nigerian economy while recently acting as president.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, quoted Cazeneuve as saying this in Paris yesterday at a bilateral meeting with Osinbajo after the global forum on anti-corruption and integrity hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Osinbajo had acted as president from January 19 to March 9 when President Muhammadu Buhari was on medical vacation in London, the United Kingdom.
The prime minister assured Osinbajo that French investors would take advantage of the opportunities in the Nigerian economy.
Osinbajo and Cazeneuve agreed that both countries would continue to deepen diplomatic, economic and military relations.
The vice president said the Nigerian government would be happy to work with France and other diplomatic partners in dealing with the challenge of deradicalization.
Osinbajo extended Buhari’s greetings to French President Francois Hollande, noting his commitment and support to Nigeria in the fight against insurgency, especially by supplying arms.
Cazeneuve said that the French government has a process of deradicalization involving teams working with families, stressing however that “it’s a very difficult job.”