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France’s President Macron intends to Visit Nigeria – Envoy



France's President Macron reveals intention to visit Nigeria - BellaNaija

VALENCIENNES, FRANCE – JANUARY 22: French President Emmanuel Macron visits Toyota’s automobile manufacturing plant in Valenciennes-Onnaing on January 22, 2018 in Valenciennes, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Macron, president of France, has revealed his intention to visit Nigeria, Punch reports.

The French ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, reportedly made this known on Tuesday in a meeting with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

Gauer said Macron, who once worked at the French Embassy in Abuja, would like to meet with senators and members of the house of representatives.

Macron has an interest in Nigeria, Gauer said, and talks about the development of the country, youth development, and cultural exchanges between the two countries will be on the agenda of the meeting.

Dogara, in return, described Macron as a “man of our generation.”

His visit would be an interesting experience for members of the National Assembly, he said, particularly how he convinced French voters to elect him despite his young age.

Photo Credit: Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images


  1. Damilola

    February 6, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    This meeting is very suspicious. This is all dirty politics. France is very corrupt especially when it comes to controlling their colonized countries. All the countries colonized by them are left in shambles. United Nations, African Union are even worst, both organizations should be obsoleted. They are not doing their job at all. What exactly has African Union accomplished? This visit is most likely to appeal to the corrupt Nigerian government to continue to support Paul Biya. Macron has only spoken against southern Cameroon to condemn the killings not against Biya who has been in power for 35 years. His administration has imposed marginalization where southern Cameroonians are treated like second-class citizens in their own country, imposed French on them when it’s practically two countries(French and English speaking part) and sends his military troops to kill people in the villages. Southern Cameroonian are living in fear for their lives, about 40,000 of them are refugees in Nigeria. Yet not once has Buhari spoken about this crucial issue. Secessionist leaders were recently extradited to Cameroon and they will be on trial. And who knows Biya will end up killing them and everyone will stay silent.

    • Fleur

      February 6, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Dogarce should go and rest abeg. A white man has to come from Europe to explain to you how to not allow senile 3/4 gone leaders from being elected? You have such a leader because of Identity politics and purchased votes. Stop embarrasing Africans and the black race by dancing around Oyibo. Remember for 5 seconds that you have a brain. Next focus the brain on constructive thought for 20 additional seconds on the issue of electing non-senile leaders. Now, marvel at how much ya head is capable of in Just 20 secs! mtcheew.

    • Tony

      February 7, 2018 at 4:02 am

      U took the words all out of my mouth. Corrupt and sneaky nation that feeds fat from the bad governance in their colonies. It’s not former cause France is still manipulating everything right up to that useless XAF. The issue of Southern Cameroons should have gained more traction if not for the blocking by this guy and his gang to protect an 85 year old puppet. But one thing remains change is immenent. All what Africans need is people people. Focus on the real enemy and keep aside tribalism.

  2. am_chukwuemeka

    February 6, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I think Macron wants to come and confirm if there are really bookstores in Nigeria.

  3. Tracy Edward

    February 6, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Complainers. Nigerians conplain on everything, open your eyes and for once see something positiv, naa wa for you guys and that is why you guys do not move forward because all you see is negativ. Think postive and your life will grow positivly and good results will come out for you.. God bless Nigeria in Jesus Name Amen.

    • Californiabawlar

      February 7, 2018 at 1:49 am

      Dear Complacent Tracy,

      No! Nigerians need to complaining more.

    • Tony

      February 7, 2018 at 3:58 am

      Instead of bashing Nigerians for complaining please tell us what positives are there in these useless visits. Should Nigerians start jumping cause a French guy intends to visit? Should it be news? If Macron is going to Germany will any dust be raised?
      The worst part is dragging Jesus name into trivial comments. France has ruined and is still ruining Africa. Not that Africans are innocent but their constant distabilization of so called French Africa is horrible. Cameroon is a typical case in point, it’s under state capture and this man wants to come and talk about cultural exchanges? Oh Africans wake up this people have told u lies for too long.

    • June

      February 7, 2018 at 9:11 am

      @Tony !!! I cannot like your comment enough !!! Thank you !!

    • Engoz

      February 7, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Stop deceiving yourself, God has turned his back on Nigeria and rightfully so.

  4. omomo

    February 7, 2018 at 10:10 am

    macron doesn’t read BN o your strength all of you

    • Californiabawlar

      February 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      He doesn’t and we don’t need him to. It’s Nigerians that need to be educated before celebrating the visit of institutions that have continued to ruin our continent. Just look at French Africa… I swear if Macron pass my front I won’t greet him.

      @Tony: thanks a million for eloquently typing that. My brain was so hot from this post yesterday I couldn’t even type a complete sentence.

    • Tony

      February 7, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      @Omomo as Carliforniabawler said already we don’t need him to read BN. BN should focus on bringing us news that sounds logical and relevant. How many foreign blogs cover the visit of an African President? The conversation here is for us Africans to focus on us, working towards ousting all corrupt citizens from top to bottom and shaming this imperialist who mask themselves as some saviours.
      I have told him severally on Twitter that young Africans are awakened. He should save his jet fuel.

  5. Provi

    February 7, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Omo see how young he is

  6. tunmi

    February 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    but why though?

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