Nigerian ISS Delegation Reports on Liberia Study Tour

Amb. Conteh and ISS participants

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 an Executive Intelligence Management Course of the ISS, along with three officials of the institute, traveled to Liberia from July 3 to 9, 2017 where they undertook a study tour of the country.

The Group’s study tour  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.”

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, Al-Hassan Conteh, and other syndicate groups, which had also traveled to Togo, Ghana and Senegal, respectively, on similar study tours.

The presentations, made on July 13,  at the ISS  outside Abuja, concluded with  recommendations for the Nigerian Government.

Amb. 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 dress which members of the group themselves wore, a sample of a jersey of the national soccer team, Lone Star, and a collection of vegetables, fruits and other Liberian food, as the sounds of some traditional Liberian music played in the background.

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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