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I won’t miss Nigerian pepper soup, you people tried to kill me – outgoing France ambassador

The outgoing Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Ms Emmanuelle Blatmann, has said she will miss so many things about Nigeria but not the country’s pepper…

The outgoing Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Ms Emmanuelle Blatmann, has said she will miss so many things about Nigeria but not the country’s pepper soup.

Blatmann disclosed this in an interview in Abuja on Thursday ahead of her departure from Nigeria.

She has been France’s Ambassador to Nigeria since October 2021 but will now be taking up a new role as the director for Africa in Paris.

The envoy said: “I will be very honest with you and blunt, I will not miss the pepper soup because it’s too peppery. You people tried to kill me several times.

“I will be eating all sorts of things with my eyes red and crying, I have smoke coming out of my ears. I am exaggerating but honestly, why do you put so much pepper? In the North, it’s better but in the South West, my God!

“But I like the jollof rice, I like the moimoi and the puff-puff.”

Blatmann however said she would miss the country’s weather, people, music and food generally.

“I will miss the climate, I will miss the love of the people, I will miss the sense of humour, the laughter, the music, the dancing, I dance a lot, I will miss a lot,” she said.

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