23 Septmeber 2011
President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday, at the opening of Nigeria Investment Summit and Exhibition in
, unveiled a new visa regime of single entry between five and 10 years against the current two maximum years. New York
He said the new visa regime was thought out by his administration to facilitate easy entry for foreign direct investment (FDI) and for investors.
Jonathan also assured the investors and the international community of their safety in Nigeria, pointing out that Boko Haram, which he jovially referred to as “Our new friends”, would, like previous insurgent groups - Niger Delta militants and the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in the South-west - fizzle out and make way for a stronger Nigeria.
“Niger Delta is quiet now and our oil and gas production has increased, but we now have new friends, Boko Haram, and the time they started, their attacks were quite different.
“While others used guns, they use bombs but we are coming to grasp with their style and we are building infrastructure now to contain it.