President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured the international community that his administration is putting intensive effort to curb terrorism and other criminal acts such as kidnapping and hostage taking in the country.
Speaking when he received a 45-member trade delegation from the United States of America in his office, Jonathan reaffirmed that the federal government was working very hard to overcome Nigeria’s current security challenges, adding that government will continue to do everything possible to enhance the security of lives and investments in Nigeria.
The President also assured the that his Administration will continue to empower the private sector to serve as the main drivers of the federal government’s agenda for national economic growth and development.
Jonathan told company executives on the delegation with interests in aviation, power, food processing, ICT, construction, housing, textiles, infrastructure and finance that they could be very confident of the safety of their present and future investments in Nigeria as the country already had one of the most liberal legal regimes for the movement of capital and profits.
He said, “We welcome your interest and commitment to Nigeria. You are coming at a time when sectors previously dominated by government monopolies are being opened up to the private sector because we fully believe that that is the best way forward and the best way to create greater efficiency, employment and economic prosperity.
“You all know Nigeria’s potentials. With its very huge market and the conducive investment climate we are working hard to foster, it is a country where your companies can do very fruitful business and I assure you of the full encouragement and support of the Federal Government for your investments”.