Visit to Edo State - March 30, 2017
The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, was in Benin City, Edo State, on March 30, 2017.
He had the opportunity to meet the new Governor, H.E. Godwin Obaseki, who took office in November 2016. The discussions focused on the new administration priorities and, more globally, on bilateral relations between France and Nigeria.
The Ambassador paid a courtesy call on H.R.H. Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, crowned in October 2016.
Denys Gauer also met members of the NGO "Girls Power Initiative" (GPI), active in the defence of children’s and young girls’ rights. The Embassy supported one of its programmes in 2015.
- The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, and the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki - Benin City, March 30, 2017
- H.R.H. Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, and the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer - Benin City, March 30, 2017
- Governor Obaseki, Ambassador Gauer speaking with young professionals trained by the NGO "Lady Mechanic Initiative", founded by Sandra Aguebor in 2004 - Benin City, March 30, 2017
Edo State signed an agreement with "Lady Mechanic Initiative" in December 2016. The NGO is now in charge of the maintenance of the vehicule fleet of the Government.