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Nigeria, US to foster relations further

19 June 2015, 10:14 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The United States has assured Nigeria of its cooperation and support in the areas of insecurity, power supply, human empowerment and investment opportunities.

The country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, gave the assurance during his visit to the President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki in his office at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

Entwistle ascertained hope about the future of Nigeria.

“I am optimistic about the future of this country, especially when I meet young Nigerians. Their energy, their zeal and prowess indicates that Nigeria will be great,” he said

Saraki, who extolled the cordial relations between the two countries, said the visit of the envoy was prompt and coming at a time the nation is preparing to re-address most of the challenges standing in the way of its developmental goals.

He restated the hope of a brighter Nigeria and reiterated his commitment of enacting legislation to sustain an investment-friendly atmosphere with the view to bring the country out of its current economic downturn.

“With the abundant resources present in Nigeria, the government is confident that we will meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians from all walks of life,” Saraki said.

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The Senate President highlighted the challenges impeding the progress of the country, ranging from epileptic power supply, insecurity, unemployment and revenue leakages and confirmed that the present administration is concern about the well-being of Nigeria.

“This 8th Senate has the mandate to give Nigerians the dividends of democracy. We will put in place comprehensive systems to make sure that our revenues meet our needs," said Saraki.

"Our oversight functions will be strengthened to ensure that there will be no room for loopholes in implementing government plans and projects”
Saraki added.

He assured the Ambassador that Nigeria will continue to be attractive to investment opportunities.

“We have the human capital and with our younger generation’s steadfastness, training and development, our much needed goals will be achieved."

- CAJ News


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