Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Abubabar Bagudu, on Tuesday, said the resilience of Nigerians amid daunting challenges, as well as increased confidence and investment by the private sector would help surmount current insecurity in the country.
The minister reacted to an observation that deliberations during the summit appeared to be silent on issues of insecurity, a situation that continues to scare foreign investors.
He said, “On insecurity, let me start by saying Nigerians are very resilient people and that we can gather particularly the private sector to talk about putting money in Nigeria is a statement of resilience.”
Speaking at the closing briefing of the 29th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#29), he pointed out that there was nowhere in the world that was totally free from issues of insecurity.
The minister said the consensus by the private sector to commit money into the economy was a clear indication of resilience from Nigerians amid security challenges.