The President of Liberia, George Weah, has renewed the call for regional cooperation between his country and the federal republic of Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Nigerian Embassy in Morovia, the capital of Liberia, on Monday, September 28. The statement detailed the occasion marking the end of the tenure of the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Ambassador James G. Dimka.
According to President Weah, Liberians consider Nigerians as brothers due to the long-standing relationship between the two countries. He cited Nigeria’s efforts towards the resolution of his country’s decades-old civil war and sought increased regional collaboration.
While expressing delight at Nigeria’s support for his pro-poor agenda, the president assured of Liberia’s commitment to delivering good governance. He also declared that Liberia and Nigeria will continue to work together towards common regional objectives.
In his earlier remark, Ambassador Dimka had hailed Liberia as an important partner to Nigeria, which has culminated in regional and sub-regional cooperation. He thanked the Liberian government for supporting both the re-election of Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina as the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the recent backing given to the election bid of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is aiming the top seat of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Ambassador Dimka also thanked the Liberian government for conferring Liberia’s highest honor–“The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of the Venerable Order of the Pioneers” on President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Finally, he implored President Weah to prioritize the provision of the needed social services to Liberians, stressing that the majority of the electorate expect nothing less.