Liberian President George Weah seeks Nigeria’s help. Weah stated this on Monday after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja when he visited Nigeria.
He noted that Nigeria had been playing major roles in sustaining peace and stability in Liberia as well as providing it with quality manpower training and technical assistances.
The urgent problem of youth unemployment, and the need to revive the nation's education, agriculture, mining and health sectors.
He said: "Your sustained technical assistance for capacity building in these sectors is most welcome.
"For example, Nigerian teachers and medical volunteers to Liberia, under the Technical Assistance Corps TAC) Agreement with Liberia, have been very crucial in boosting capacity development in Liberia.
"It is my hope that this assistance can be considerably increased to address with urgency our most pressing socio-economic needs at this time."
Weah, therefore, sought the assistance of Nigeria to address the deficit of over 6,000 teachers.
He said this deficit could be tackled under the Bilateral Teacher Exchange programme so as to make up for the shortage of good teachers in Liberian educational system.
Now that Npower volunteers are calling for permanency, this is an opportunity to recruit some of them that are willing to relocate to Liberia to teach. My opinion though! The question is would you take a permanent job offer to go teach in Liberia if offered the opportunity as an Npower Volunteer?