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Nigeria not doing enough to end insecurity — French envoy, Jerome



French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jerome Pasquier has stated that the Nigerian government is not doing enough to address the security challenges witnessed across the country.


 Pasquier said this yesterday February 26, while speaking at a workshop on “Addressing Rural Insecurity and Violence in North-western Nigeria” organised by the Pastoral Reserve, the Search for Common Ground, the Nextier SPD and the French Embassy.

 The French ambassador who was represented at the event by Ellien Helios who is the Head of Cooperation Embassy of France in Nigeria, urged Nigerian authorities and stakeholders to device new strategies in tackling insecurity.

 He said;

     “There are many factors affecting the northwest region for years now, there are also many actors, but I don’t think there is enough being done by the actors to have a better understanding of the situation and try to find some appropriate solutions to the insecurity and the subsequent sufferings.

    "We’ve a unique opportunity to work and listen to people gathering the best expertise on these issues.  So, let’s seize this opportunity as a starting point to get humble, but to also develop a better understanding of the issues , strategize  response, develop a coordinative approach and increase action."

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