The Senate President, Sen. David Mark, on Thursday appealed to the international community to show understanding to the peculiarity of Nigeria’s security problems.
Mark made the appeal when the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Jonathan Richardson, paid him a courtesy call, adding that the international community should help Nigeria and not wish her away.
The Senate president said that in spite of the challenges, Nigerians had resolved to stay together as one united country.
”We admit that we have challenges, especially insecurity. We are making serious efforts to solve them, they are not insurmountable.
” All we need is cooperation and understanding of the international community instead of otherwise.
” The National Assembly will do anything through legislation to bring the matter under control as quickly as possible,’’ he said.
Mark added that serious efforts were currently underway to improve the economy of the country to create jobs for Nigerians.
He said the country had had long bilateral relationship with Australia and would want the relationship strengthened for the good of citizens of both countries.
The Senate president said one way of strengthening the relationship was through exchange programmes between the parliaments of both countries in order to have common legislation.
Earlier, the envoy said that Nigeria was a country with great potential that needed to be harnessed to improve the socio- economic state of the country.
He said that one of his missions was to build on the new relationship between the two countries that would be mutually beneficial.