By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
The President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Thursday, reiterated his commitment to enacting legislation to sustain an investment-friendly atmosphere that would bring the country out of its current economic downturn.
At a meeting with the visiting United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle in his Abuja office, Saraki stated that with the abundant resources present in Nigeria, the government is confident of meeting the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians from all walks of life.
The Senate President noted the cordial relationship between Nigeria and U.S saying that his guest’s visit came at a time the nation is preparing to re-address most of the challenges standing in the way of its developmental goals.
Saraki, while identifying the challenges of epileptic power supply, insecurity, unemployment and revenue leakages, expressed the hope that the present administration would provide solutions to the problems.
According to him, “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. Our oversight functions will be strengthened to ensure that there will be no room for loopholes in implementing government plans and projects.
“I can assure you 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,” he added.