By Janjay F. Campbell
Nigerians on Thursday celebrated their 55th Independence Day reflecting on where they started as a country and where they are today.
Speaking at the Independence Day diplomatic reception that was held at the Nigeria House, Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozie said Nigeria stood by Liberia through thick and thin during the Ebola outbreak and that the two countries have a strong relationship.
She mentioned that there are twenty-four Nigerian teachers in Liberia to help boost Liberia’s educational system and that the return of two private Nigerian airlines to Liberia is a sign that the two countries share a special relationship.
Ambassador Obi-Nnadozie also stressed that they are waiting for the Ministry of Health in Liberia to give the Government of Nigeria clearance to bring in health workers to help build Liberia’s health system. She stated that the two countries have shared a lot and that Nigeria will always be there for Liberia. She stressed that change does not just happen, but that everyone must leave their lawless way to make their countries a better place.
At the same time, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, stated that the occasion present a time of reflection of the relationship between the two countries and that that Nigeria’s role in the Ebola outbreak was beyond friendship.
According to him, Nigeria always shows leadership and had provided technical teachers to boost Liberia’s educational system.