‘African Spiderman’ rejects Mali president’s offer, begins firefighting training in France

Posted by News Express | 31 May 2018 | 1,727 times

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•French President Emmanuel Macron met 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama from Mali

True to the words of French President Emmanuel Macron that African Spiderman, Mamoudou Gassama, would be employed as a firefighter in France, Gassama has started his training.

Taking to his Twitter handle yesterday, Gassama shared photos of his visit to the Champerret barracks of the Pompiers De Paris.

The photos showed the 22-year-old being shown the workings of a firefighter vehicle, as well as getting his hands dirty with some on-the-spot training.

After so many hours of the President of Mali trying to convince Gassama to come back home and join the military, the young Malian who is now a French Citizen rejected the offer from his home president to be made a General in the Malian Army, as he started his first day at work with the fire department in Paris.

Gassama had climbed four storeys to rescue a child on Monday in France and has been hailed as a hero in the country. He met with President Macron, who gave him French citizenship as well as a job in firefighting. (AFP)

Source: News Express

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