The Federal Government has reassured the international community of the safety of all participants during the World Economic Forum Africa meeting scheduled to hold in Abuja next month.
The Supervising Minister of National Planning, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, said at a briefing in his office on Thursday that the Government has put adequate security measures in place for the protection of citizens and delegates during the conference.
He said the Inspector General of Police had assured him that all security arrangements have been made to guarantee the safety of all the delegates, saying that Nigeria stands to gain a lot from hosting the conference at this point in time even as he thanked the international community for their implicit confidence on the country and its economy.
Some of the gains according to Yuguda include increase in foreign direct investment and sustained economic development.
He noted that the security sub-committee of the local organizing committee was given all the nnecessaryy attention and support because the country places high premium on the security of lives and property of Nigerians.
He said: “The security sub-committee of the local organizing committee is headed by the Inspector-General of police himself. That goes to show the importance we attaché to the safety of the delegates coming.
It is also our responsibility to ensure the safety of all Nigerians before, during and after the event.
The World Economic Forum, Africa is scheduled to hold in Abuja between May 7 and 9, 2014.