• Monday, April 22, 2024
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Jonathan pledges to reappraise security strategy

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 President Goodluck Jonathan said Nigeria is adopting a new approach to fighting terrorism to ensure a more effective response to the Boko Haram induced terrorist attacks in the country.

Speaking against the backdrop of recent murder of seven foreign nationals killed by the Ansaru group when he received a delegation of America Corporate Council on Africa at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Jonathan assured the international community that his administration will continue to do everything possible to enhance the security of lives and investments in Nigeria.

At an audience with the 45-member trade delegation from the United States of America, Jonathan reaffirmed that the Federal Government was working very hard to overcome Nigeria’s current security challenges, saying that an intensive effort was underway to curb terrorism and other criminal acts such as kidnapping and hostage taking.

The delegation which was led by the president and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa, Steve Hayes and the executive vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Mimi Alemayehou, were also assured by the president 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.

He also told the 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 has one of the most liberal legal regimes for the movement of capital and profits.

 

TONY AILEMEN, Abuja