Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has reechoed that Liberia remains grateful to the Government and people of Nigeria for the role they continue to play in the development process of Liberia and that Liberia will continue to cherish the ties that bind the two countries.
Vice President Boakai said the relationship that holds the two nations together is one characterized by friendship and brotherhood in the spirit of one Africa and one global community.
Vice President Boakai was speaking on Capitol Hill today when he honored soldiers of the Nigerian Army serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia assigned to the Vice Presidential detail, according to a release.
He lauded the Nigerian Soldiers for serving his Office with distinction, and praised them for their high level of discipline and recalled the ultimate sacrifices Nigerian and other contingents have made in the peace process of the nation.
Vice President Boakai further hailed Nigerian investors including bankers, insurers and airlines that continue to immensely contribute to the building of the Liberian economy and noted that Nigeria has gone the extra mile in the restoration of peace in Liberia.
The outgoing Commander of the Nigerian Army Battalion 35 Lt. Col. Ahmed said the certificates will go a long way in spurring the already cordial relationship into greater heights and subsequently introduced Lt. Col. S. Aliyu the incoming commander to the Vice President, a release from the Office of the Vice President issued today said.