Jonathan as­sures of se­cu­rity for World Eco­nomic Fo­rum

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

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.

“From our

as­sess­ment, we

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.

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