The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jérôme Pasquier, has said that Nigerian Students should considered studying in France.
Mr. Pasquier, who made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja, reaffirmed France’s commitment to enhance the relationship between the two countries.
The Ambassador said Nigeria and France would partner in such areas as climate change, education and fight against terrorism.
Speaking further, Pasquier said “France and Nigeria have so many things to do together; we will like to have more friendship with Nigeria.
“We want to work on key issues, such as climate change, which is a very serious issue for Nigeria; France is very committed to it, which is one area we can work together.
“Notably, one special issue for both of us is fight against terrorism, you have victims of terrorism in Nigeria. We also have in France.
“So, if there is any field we can work together, exchange information and experiences, it is in fights against terrorism, we cannot win the fight alone, we have to really work together.”
He applauded some Nigerians who speak French Language and how they have contributed to the growth in trade relations between the two countries.
Pasquier urged Nigerians who wants to study abroad to always make France as priority place of studies.
“We really will like more students to come to France; we are very active in promoting knowledge of French Language studies traditionally in Nigeria.
“Observably, students when thinking of where to go abroad often think about U.K., U.S., mostly because of language, but there is need for them to have a rethink.
“We have to convince them, there are many good universities in France and it is not difficult to learn French Language and even study there,” Mr Pasquier said.