Liberian President, George Weah, while Visiting Nigerian President in Abuja has state that Nigeria’s help is need for the growth, prosperity and development of Liberia.
Weah said this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Punch News reports that the The Liberian President expressed his appreciation for the role Nigeria played in maintaining peace and stability in the West African sub-region and particularly in Liberia, in addition to the support Nigeria granted his country in the just concluded electioneering process in the country.
Naija News also gathered that the Liberian President said that Nigeria help is need to kick start the economic aspirations of his country. According to him, Nigeria has been a regional leader in west Africa in every regards.
“The prices of our two basic export commodities-rubber and iron-ore continue to fall on the world diminished market.
“Our foreign exchange earnings from the export of these and other commodities are used mainly on the importation of food and other commodities, causing massive trade deficits.
“Youth unemployment is at an all-time high, and prices of basic commodities continue to increase.
“Our people have voted for change, and for hope. And change is finally here. But mere political change is meaningless without development, prosperity, and growth.
“We need Nigeria’s help to jump-start our economy. You played a major role in bringing peace to Liberia, you reformed our Army and today it is performing its duties to the highest professional standards.” He said.