Jonathan assures of security for World Economic Forum
President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the global community of the safety of all participants in next month’s World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja.
He gave the assurance yesterday while receiving China’s new Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Gu Xiaojie who presented his letters of credence to him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, in a statement said his boss also assured that the security challenges being experienced in parts of Nigeria would have no adverse effect on the safety of participants in the forum.
Jonathan welcomed the confirmation by China that its delegation to the Forum, which would bring together regional and global leaders to discuss innovative structural reforms could sustain the continent’s current growth trajectory and create jobs, would be led by Premier Li Keqiang.
“We will give all participants a good reception in Abuja. We have faced challenges in the area of security, but we will overcome the situation so that our economy can move forward faster. Participants will not have a problem with security during the summit,” Jonathan was quoted to have said.
Abati said the envoy assured Jonathan of China’s confidence in Nigeria’s security measures and the country’s ability to host the World Economic Forum on Africa successfully.
are confident that all is under control and we have relayed that to our people,” Gu Xiaojie said.
Abati said the president also received the letters of credence of the new Malaysian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lim Juay and the new Ambassador of Thailand, Mr. Chailert Limsoboom.
He said Jonathan urged all three new Ambassadors to do their best to further expand areas of bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and their respective countries.