United Nations, UN has commended President Jonathan for withdrawing the subsidy on petroleum products, describing it as â€œa bold and correct policyâ€.
Speaking during a visit to President Jonathan at the State House, Abuja, the Special Adviser to the United Nationsâ€™ Secretary General, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, said the funds from the removal of subsidy would go a long way to rapid infrastructural development and the health sector.
Sachs also commended Nigeriaâ€™s president for his conditional grants to local governments for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, describing it as â€œone of the most innovative schemes of using national resources for local government developmentâ€.
Similarly, European Union, EU has said that it has confidence in Nigeriaâ€™s economic and political system.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Finland, Dr. Erkki Tuomoija, disclosed this while speaking to President Goodluck Jonathan during an audience at State House, Abuja. a
He stated that his country and most of Europe have confidence in Nigeriaâ€™s economy and political system.
â€œYour economy is doing very well, and many countries in Europe envy your growth figuresâ€, he said, adding that â€œwe have confidence in your democracy, and in your ability to deal with the terrorism and other challenges confronting youâ€.
Tuomoija described Nigeria as â€œa very important partnerâ€ and underlined the many similarities and views shared by the two countries on global issues in the United Nations and other multilateral for a, and assured President Jonathan of Finlandâ€™s continued cooperation.
Responding, President Jonathan said Nigeria was facing challenges, especially in the area of terrorism, and requested for technical assistance to check the menace.