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France to invest in French language promotion in Nigeria

The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria.

Abel Resende

The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Jérôme Pasquier, made this known on Sunday in Abuja at the Abuja Schools Competition organised by the Institut Francais, to commemorate the International Francophone Week

The celebration is scheduled to start from March 18 to 23 with the theme: “French Language, Connecting for Action”

Pasquier said that a lot of Nigerians love to speak the language, adding that investing in sports and educational programmes would help to achieve this goal

The ambassador said that since Nigeria was surrounded by French speaking countries, learning French language would enable people engage more in trade and connect with neighbouring countries

Nigerian is surrounded by French speaking countries of Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin

France is always happy about people learning French and we are always willing to try to help in the school and in the French Institute

The envoy said that a total of 11,000 students studied French language in Abuja annually, adding that there was hope that the number would increase in 2019

He urged Nigerian students wanting to study abroad to also consider going to France to enable them gain more knowledge about the use of French language

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