*Gives Conditions for Increased investments
Tobi Soniyi in United States
The United States of America has reaffirmed its commitment to help Nigeria neutralise Boko Haram.
It also pledged to increase its investment but gave certain conditions that must be met. They are: an enhanced business climate, policy predictability, and transparency.
These and many more decisions came on the heels of a meeting on Thursday in Washington D.C., between Nigerian officials and their US counterparts. The meeting which held under the United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) met on March 30, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
The BNC was co-chaired by Geoffrey Onyeama, Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, United States of America. U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice provided opening remarks, and Secretary of State John Kerry met the group and hosted a working lunch.
The BNC established a Working Group on Security Cooperation and directed that it meets within six months to review progress on joint goals.