by Lekan Olanrewaju
President Goodluck Jonathan, currently on a visit to Germany, said on Thursday that the state of security in the country wasn’t as bad as it had been made to seem, and his administration was on top of the situation.
Speaking to journalists after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, he said that the situation was not as gloomy as it seemed, and the country was still safe for investors.
“Presently we have a local terrorist group codenamed Boko Haram.” he said. “From some of the recent activities of this terrorist group it paints a very gloomy picture as if the whole country is in tatters.”
“What I can assure the global community and especially investors from Germany is that government is working very hard and that we’ll bring this under control.” he continued.
“Rest assured that the government is on top of it and Nigeria is still safe for investment.”
He however agreed that the country needed the help of foreign nations in the development of security infrastructure.
Merkel also pledged Germany’s support towards battling the terrorist group.
“We agreed that the danger posed by Boko Haram must be averted,” she said. “This is relevant for the people in Nigeria as well as for Nigeria’s reputation abroad, and we will be helpful in whatever areas we can, whether in training or logistics.”