Liberian Gov. Seeks Support From Nigeria
The Federal Government of Nigeria has reiterated its commitment towards free, fare, credible election and transitional process in Liberia, considering the deep rooted relationship with Liberia and the Strategic nature of the country in social, political and economic stand in West Africa.
This was disclosed by the Honourable Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan- Ali, while receiving in audience a team, led by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
Speaking on behalf of the Minister, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, said that “going by this very strategic relationship with Nigeria, we will continue to support your country despite the current challenges of terrorism being faced.”
He further stated that, Nigerian Government has followed up with keen interest, the recent developments in Liberia and has therefore, determined to support them in their quest for a sustainable economy, through participation in the United Nations Peace Keeping Support programme.
Earlier, in his speech, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Mr Farid Zarif, thanked the Honourable Minister for Nigeria's contributions in the UN Peace Support Programme in Liberia.
As a confidence building measure for the Liberian Armed Forces to effectively supervise the forthcoming October 2017 election, Mr Farid Zarif, urge the Federal Government of Nigeria to deploy 250 Nigerian Troops to enhance the transitional arrangement in Liberia, after the departure of the United Nations Mission (UNMIL).
By Modupe Okon