League of African Development Students or LEADS-Africa, an advocacy group based in Nigeria flowers Liberia’s Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff in the Office of President, Nathaniel Fallo McGill for his tireless and strong advocacy in Liberia and Africa at large.
Minister McGill is former national chairman of President George Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party.
The group, which visited Liberia for the presentation of the crystal marble award and certificate to Minister McGill at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has an impressive and exemplary antecedence in public service per excellence, having had a vibrant, dynamic and remarkable career in the unflinching quest for the much desired change in Liberia even then while still in opposition thereby championing the cause of Africa’s true democracy development.
LEADS-Africa notes that such strides come with the rest of the world in attaining the status imperative for Africa’s quest for self-reliance and development to thrive, since no meaningful development can ever be attained without a robust development strategy as a germane approach to national progress and development.
The late U.S. Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once noted, “Our life begins to end the day we become silent about things that [affect us],” the group indicates.
According LEADS-Africa, Minister McGill has alongside his indefatigable colleagues and other stakeholders in the presidency under the sterling leadership of President George Manneh Weah prominently participated in entrenchment of a robust system, pioneering Africa’s quest for robust development with manifold achievements, consolidating on her mandate in all ramifications to achieving the Liberian government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, thereby marrying patriotism with experiential erudition in the trend of globalization.
“Hence, all stakeholders and indeed, all people of Africa shall no longer count their blessing in terms of Mr. McGill’s strides one by one but by tens,” it points out.
LEADS named Dr. Chris Kolade, former Nigerian High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Brig. General Paul Boroh, Special Assistant to Nigerian President on Niger Delta and Inspector of Police of Rwanda, Emmanuel Gasana, as those who shared the crystal marble award for 2018.
The group vows to always be in the vanguard of projecting and engaging in activities that would bring pride to everyone associated with LEADS-Africa as member.“We shall find salient areas of partnership with your distinguished personality and this office; we shall also continue to organize and plan training programmed to build members’ capacity and as such, require facilities for enhanced logistics that would enable us contribute much more to our quest to achieve our mandate.”
Meanwhile, LEADS-Africa commends the Liberian government through President Weah for declaring tuition- free higher education here, noting that free education shows the unwavering commitment of President Weah’s leadership to access an inhibited access to well funded higher education in Liberia, worthy emulation by other states of Africa.
In response, Minister McGill expresses gratitude to the group for the global recognition, and lauds President Weah for affording him the opportunity to serve his country.
The honoree stresses that development and achieving the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development is the prime focus of President Weah, and that the President is working around the clock to ensure roads are connected and livelihood of the Liberian people are improved.
–Editing by Jonathan Browne