President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday reiterated his administration's commitment to evolve and implement policies, w would tackle the some of the nation's developmental challenges, including those related to national security and power supply.
The president stated this during a farewell audience with the outgoing Austrian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Stefan Scholz, at the State House.
A statement signed by his Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted the president as reaffirming: "His confidence in Nigeria's ability to overcome its present challenges and emerge as a very strong, united, stable and economically-progressive nation."
Jonathan told Scholz that some of the positive effects of the policies, measures and actions being implemented by the Federal Government would become increasingly apparent in coming months.
Commending the outgoing Ambassador for his efforts to improve bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Austria, President noted that trade and economic relations between both countries had improved significantly during his tenure.
"You have done wonderfully well and we are quite pleased with what you have achieved here," he told Scholz.
Earlier, Scholz had described his tenure in Nigeria as a great "honour, privilege and opportunity" to get new perspectives on development.
He praised the Federal Government's Transformation Agenda and pledged that Austria would continue to give Nigeria all possible support and assistance towards its successfully implementation.