Speaking at an audience with a 45-member trade delegation from the United States of America, President 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 President also assured 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 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.
President 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.
The co-leader of the delegation, Mr. Hayes thanked President Jonathan for his efforts to promote greater trade and economic cooperation between Nigeria and the United States.
He assured President Jonathan that the Corporate Council on Africa and its members fully recognized Nigeria’s immense economic potentials and will do their best to support his agenda for national transformation.
Ms. Alemayehou told the President that the delegation had had very fruitful interactions with members of the Federal Executive Council, including the Ministers of Works, Housing, Transport, Agriculture and Communications Technology. She assured President Jonathan that Nigeria will get more investments from the American private sector.
speaking to state house correspondents after the closed door meetings the the American ambassador to Nigeria mister Terrence McCulley and the Nigerias ambassador to the United States, Ade Adefuye disclosed that the team is interested in investing in infrastructure,information technology,housing and water resources.