Nigerian ISS Delegation Makes Presentation on Liberia Study Tour; Lauds Liberian Hospitality

Amb. Conteh (seated 4th from left) & officials and participants of the Nigerian ISS after the presentation of the Study Tour of Liberia

(Abuja, July 15, 2017):  A delegation from the Nigerian Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has made an ‘excellent’ presentation on its recent study tour of Liberia.

A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says 13 participants undergoing Executive Intelligence Management Course of the ISS, along with three officials of the institute, travelled to Liberia from July 3rd to 9th, 2017 where they undertook a study tour of the country.

The Group’s study to Liberia focused on the relationship between the Executive and the Legislative branches of the Liberian Government under the theme: “Executive-Legislative Relations:  Gap, Challenges and Prospects.”

While there, they also studied security and strategic issues of bilateral importance to both Liberia and Nigeria.  Officials from relevant ministries, agencies and commissions in the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Branches of the Liberian Government provided relevant lectures on the theme of the study.

Back in Abuja, the group, under Syndicate Three, provided an overall presentation of Liberia, including presentations on its historical, economic, governance and security situations.

The release says the group made the presentation in the presence of the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Al-Hassan Conteh and other syndicate groups, which too had travelled to Togo, Ghana and Senegal respectively on similar study tours.

The presentations, made on July 13, 2017 in the ISS main auditorium outside Abuja, concluded with some recommendations for the Nigerian Government.

Ambassador Conteh, in his response, praised the group for an excellent presentation of Liberia. He also supported the group’s recommendation of a reciprocal study tour of Nigeria, particularly of Liberian security agencies.

As part of the presentation, the group took the Liberian Envoy and others on a display-tour of various Liberian artifacts, newspapers, traditional wears which members of the group themselves wore, a sample of a jersey of the National Soccer Team, and a collection of vegetables, fruits and other Liberian food, as the sounds of some traditional Liberian music played in the background.

Meanwhile, the group has lauded the high level of hospitality accorded them by the Liberian Government and people. The group said they were very impressed with the general hospitality of every Liberian its members came across. They then specifically spoke of the warm hospitality they received throughout their visit from the Director of the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Augustine Konneh.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.