A delegation of 20 participants from the Nigerian Institute for Security Services (ISS) is in the country on a one-week study tour. The study tour runs from July 3rd to 10th, 2017.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the visit is intended to study the relationship between the Executive and the Legislative branches of the Liberian Government under the theme: “Executive – Legislative Relations: Gap, Challenges and Prospects.” They will also study security and strategic issues of bilateral importance to both countries.
The delegation will hold critical discussions with relevant ministries, agencies and commissions in the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of the Liberian Government relevant to the theme of the study. They will also meet with the civil society organizations, democratic institutions and several security parastatals.
The meetings begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the auditorium of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will be coordinated by the Institute’s Director-General, Dr. Augustine Konneh.
Acting Foreign Minister, Mr. B. Elias Shoniyin will welcome the Nigerian delegation to Liberia; while the Inspector-General of the Liberia National Police, Col. Gregory Coleman will begin the lecture series, followed by the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Mr. Armah Zulu Jallah, and later the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable J. Emmanuel Nuquay.
On Thursday, July 6, 2017, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia, Cllr. Frederick Cherue will lecture the delegation followed by the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs. Julia Duncan Cassel. The Commissioner of the Liberia Immigration Service, Cllr. Lemuel A. Reeves will conclude the day’s activities.
The Chairman of the Governance Commission, Dr. Amos Sawyer; the President of the Press Union of Liberia, Mr. Charles B. Coffey, Jr.; and the Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya will address the delegation at separate times on Friday, July 7, 2017.