The Federal Government says in spite of Nigeria’s security challenges the country is not a war zone and is safe for investment.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this yesterday in Lagos, at the Platform Capital Forum, organised by UNICORN Group.
The Forum is an assemblage of major investors, start-ups and early stage companies in technology and innovative ideas from across the globe.
Addressing the global audience, the minister said there were lots of de-marketing going on about Nigeria, particularly outside the shores of the country.
“If you read about Nigeria, from outside the shores of the country you will think Nigeria is truly a war zone. I am glad that some of you have been in Nigeria for days and you can attest to the fact that indeed we have challenges in some parts of the country, but Nigeria is not a war zone. Nigeria is not a country where Christians are persecuted by Muslims or where one ethnic group is being dominated by the other. Nigeria is safe for investment”, he said.
The minister admonished those de-marketing the country to refrain from the act, saying “We do not have any other country than Nigeria and no matter what challenges we have we must make it work”. He noted that in spite of the challenges facing Nigeria, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was doing its best to reposition the country.
On insecurity, Mohammed said normalcy was returning to the North-East with terrorists being degraded, and the focus is now shifting to rehabilitation and rebuilding.