In an apparent move designed both to calm frayed nerves and toshow that Federal Government is in firm control of the security challenges posed Boko Haram, Minister of the Federal CapitalTerritory; Senator Bala Mohammed has allayed fears among the diplomatic community in the nation’s capital of any possible terrorists attack.
Senator Mohammed said the FCT administration would do all it takes to protect the lives and property all residents of the FCT including the members of the diplomatic community.
He stated this in his office on Monday while receiving the High Commissioners of Trinidad & Tobago, Rwanda and Mali respectively who separately paid him a courtesy visit.
The Minister further assured the diplomatic community that the safety of their members has been of utmost importance to the government and that security agents are on top of any securitychallenge in Abuja.
He said that government would leave no stone unturned in making the stay of members of the diplomatic community memorable, peaceful and beneficial to the diplomats, respective nations as well as the host country, Nigeria.
This was as he urged the respective High Commissioners to help woo investors to come and invest in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as opportunities abound.
Specifically, Senator Mohammed called on the High Commissioner of Trinidad & Tobago to Nigeria, Ambassador Nyahuma Obika to encourage Africans in Diaspora to come and invest in Nigeria as the country is the symbolic home of the black race.
And basking in the euphoria of success recorded in the land administration in Abuja, the Minister promised to support Rwanda to establish geographic information system in Kigali because of its enormous benefit to the socio-economic development of a nation.
He also called for closer cooperation and partnership amongst the capital cities to share experiences and expertise even as he pledged that Abuja would continue to be a good host, a rallying point and catalysts for national development providing diverse opportunities.
In his own remarks, Obika said that the Nigeria-Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Commerce, which is expected to be based in Abuja, will soon be launched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their country.
On his part, the High Commissioner of Mali to Nigeria reassured that he will strengthen bilateral relations between his country and Nigeria; while the Rwanda High Commissioner, Joseph Habineza, requested the FCT Minister to visit Kigali to exchange ideas on metropolitan management.