Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan pledged his administration’s commitment to up-and-coming companies and create employment for youth.
“We will need to protect the budding industries in Nigeria because we know that every country in the world that wants to grow industrially, at some stage, needs to put instruments in place to protect the upcoming industries in order to stimulate and sustain growth and employment. We have a lot of young people coming out of the universities and we have to plan for them,” Jonathan said following a meeting with the new Ambassador of the European Union to Nigeria, Michel Arrion.
Jonathan, who meanwhile identified adequate power supply as essential for rapid economic growth and job creation, called on the European Union to support ongoing efforts to ensure stable and constant supply in the country.
He commended the European Union for its ongoing support of other developmental programmes in Nigeria.
In his remarks, Arrion assured Jonathan that the European Union would assist Nigeria as it aimed to develop its energy sector.
He commended the country’s economic outlook and pledged the European bloc’s commitment to support growth and development in the country.
– CAJ News