Thursday, 25 August 2016

Nigeria will continue to support Liberia- Obasanjo

Obasanjo gave assurance while hosting Vice President of Liberia, Mr Joseph Boakai, on Wednesday at his hiltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Boakai was in Nigeria for an international conference organised by Save Democracy Group Africa. The former President said, “you can count on us that we would continue to support your country because the development of Liberia is paramount to us. If any country in West/Africa is lagging behind,then West Africa is disturbed.” Earlier, the Liberian Vice President had stressed the need for quality investment in African youths to secure the future of the continent. He also called on African leaders to be united in fighting corruption in order to enhance sustainable economic development in the continent. Boakai said, “We should begin to invest in our youths. We should begin to do away with corruption and stop taking money out of our country and sending it elsewhere when our youths need employment. “I think if we begin to invest more in our country and demonstrate that they are entitled to the resources, then they will feel a sense of belonging and Africa will be open to all.” Boakai said Nigeria was not just a sister country to Liberia but a dependable ally who made the necessary sacrifice to ensure that Liberia survived its civil war. He described Obasanjo as a special friend of Liberia and commended him for strengthening cordial relationship between Nigeria and his country.
Source: Vanguard Online News