Lagos-Based Company Donates Exercise Books to Liberian Government

Monday, 12th March 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - The Lagos based Progenics Corporation Limited has donated 40,000 exercise books to the Liberian government as its contribution towards the Liberian Government’s drive to make education affordable to all Liberians.

Sample of the books which have a picture of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf engraved on them, were presented Monday to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Progenics, Mr. Tony Udoh.

Making the presentation, Mr. Udoh said the books were also in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Unity Party-led Government..

Mr. Udoh who has visited Liberia a couple of times, said he is encouraged by what is happening in the country, and that his company has decided to establish a branch in the country to contribute to the reconstruction and renewal process.

“We want to work with Liberians, employ them and provide all kinds of facilities that other parts of the world are enjoying,” Mr. Udoh emphasized.

He said Progenics, a multi-faceted company which deals in international telecommunications and development, has branches in Ghana and Nigeria, while branch offices of the company will be shortly opened in the U.K and United States.
Receiving the donation, Vice President Boakai assured Mr. Udoh of  Unity party led government’s protection at all times. He said it is a policy of the government to protect and encourage businesses wishing to invest in the country.

He encouraged citizens of the West African sub-region, especially Nigerians who, he said, have done so much for Liberia, to participate in its reconstruction and renewal.

Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Prince Porte who accompanied the Progenics Chief Executive to the Vice President’s office, said 20,000 copies of the books have already arrived in the country, while the other 20,000 are expected at a later date.