By Henry Umoru
A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, said, yesterday, that the succesful hosting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, was an indication that the activities of members of Boko Haram sect in some parts of the country were not a threat to business in Nigeria.
Tukur, who is the President of African Business Roundtable, in a congratulatory message to President Goodluck Jonathan for successfully playing host to the world, described the summit in Nigeria as a right step towards placing Nigeria in the world economic map, adding that it was a good move towards emancipating the people of Nigeria from what he termed any economic bondage or set-back.
According to Tukur in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Media, Prince Oliver Okpala, with Jonathan hosting the summit, he has given Nigeria the opportunity to showcase her economic potentialities to the world as a haven for investment and industrialization. “He prayed and hoped that more of such summits, seminars and conferences will be hosted by Nigeria as the giant of Africa’s economic development.”