Vice President Joseph Boakai Extolls Nigeria

Thursday, 18th January 2007
Monrovia, Liberia -  Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has extolled Nigeria for the positive role it played in Liberia’s search for peace.

He observed that Nigeria has always been a close ally of Liberia’s in all of her struggles and most times played a vanguard role in ensuring that the country was secure.

Vice President Boakai made the commendation Thursday when an executive of the Lagos based Progenics Corporation called on him to present to him a sample of exercise books the company wants to donate to the Liberian government.

He encouraged nationals of Nigeria, a country  that played a key role in Liberia’s peace process, to take advantage of the prevailing peace to do business in the country.

He thanked Progenics Corporation for the donation, which he noted, coincides with the first anniversary of the Unity Party led government’s first year in office.

Vice President Boakai observed that the books would assist a lot of underprivileged students, especially in the leeward counties.

Earlier, the Business Development Executive of  Progenics, Peter Olusegun Olukosi informed Vice President Boakai that his company desires to invest in Liberia’s  telecommunications sector.

He said Progenics is a major contractor in telecommunications for the Nigerian government, and also operates in Ghana.

Earlier, Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Prince Porte who accompanied the Nigerian businessman to the Vice President’s office, said 40,000 exercise books bearing the portrait of President Ellen Johnson, with the Liberian National Anthem and the Lone Star Forever inscribed in it,  are to be donated to government.

Mr. Porte said the books are expected in Liberia tomorrow.