Economic Reforms Not Easy In Nigeria – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan told the World Bank yesterday that undertaking reforms in a tense political landscape such as Nigeria was a very herculean task.

He, however, reaffirmed his Administration’s resolve to stop at nothing in implementing all the needed reforms necessary for accelerated economic growth, job creation and poverty alleviation in Nigeria.

The president, who spoke at an audience with the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa, Mr. Mouktar Diop, noted that although it was not easy to undertake certain reforms in an intensely political environment, the Federal Government under his leadership would continue to evolve and implement policies that would? emsure sustainable development and the long-term well-being of the nation.

Appreciating Diop’s commendation of his administration’s stewardship of the Nigerian economy, the President said that with the continued support of the World Bank, other international institutions and investors, the Federal Government would achieve an even higher growth rate for the national economy.

?“We will continue to do our best. We would have had more robust growth by now but for the global economic recession. With your continued support, we will certainly achieve more”, Jonathan said, adding that Nigeria will particularly welcome more support for the World Bank for the concluding stages of its power sector reforms.

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