President Muhammadu Buhari has called for more intensive trade and economic engagement between Nigeria and Italy.
While speaking during a courtesy call by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the State House, Mr Paolo Gentiloni, he described the connection between Nigeria and Italy as very strong.
The president also urged that efforts should be made to make it stronger and more secure. He also commended the resilience of Italian businesses in Nigeria and expressed happiness that new businesses were in line to be set up in the country.
He lauded Italian support for government in tackling the humanitarian situation in the Northeast and the training they are giving to Nigerian policemen.
Gentiloni, who was accompanied by the Italian Minister of state for Interior, Mr Domenico Manzione, announced his government’s $10 million humanitarian assistance to the Lake Chad region countries. He further added that this is within the framework of the European Union.