President Jonathan in Germany to Seek help from Angela Merkel against Boko Haram
President Goodluck Jonathan insisted yesterday that Nigeria was safe for foreign investors, while calling for Western logistical help to combat the Boko Haram sect.
“We are building up our security infrastructure. I can say we are on top of this problem,” Jonathan told a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin after talks that focused on trade, energy and security issues.
Asked what kind of assistance Germany could provide, he said:
“In areas of training manpower and modern equipment. You need superior technology to fight terrorists and we think Germany and others can help us in such areas.
“I can assure the global community, especially investors from Germany, that the government is working very hard to bring this problem under control. Nigeria is still safe for investment. Nigeria is one country where, investment returns are quite high and where we believe in the rule of law.”
With 70 per cent of its population below the age of 35, Nigeria offers a vibrant market for investors, he added. In her response, Merkel said Germany stood ready to provide logistical and other support in the fight against Boko Haram. She also urged Jonathan to provide a better business climate in Nigeria.
Source : Information nigeria