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French citizens seeking greener pastures are welcome to Nigeria — Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is open to French citizens who wish to leave France and seek greener pastures in Africa’s most populous country.

“Those who come from France seeking opportunities in Nigeria are today welcomed with open arms,” says Mr Buhari in an opiniom published in Paris Daily L’Opinion on Friday, November 12.

Mr Buhari, who is attending the Paris Peace Forum in France, said Nigeria’s growing population is a huge market for France to take advantage of. “This expansion only augurs more, given Nigeria’s population is projected to grow by 2050 to the same size as the European Union, and further to become the second-largest in the world by the close of the century,” Mr Buhari said, adding that “This great market is France’s opportunity.”