Liberian President Mr George Weah has urged Nigerian banks in Liberia not to shut down due to the current economic downturn in the country.
He said this when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, FCT, Abuja on Monday, adding that things would begin to look up with the new administration.
He said that majority of the banks in Liberia had their headquarters in Nigeria and that the companies had been threatened to downsize its staff or close outright due to the recession.
He said he had come on a thank you visit to Buhari and to also solicit a renewed support for his administration.
Weah, the former FIFA footballer of the year said that Nigeria would play a prominent role in this new partnership and that at present Liberia would need about 6, 000 teachers from Nigeria.
He noted that Nigeria had given its military expertise to Liberia and now his country’s army had become more professional and currently serving in a peace-keeping mission in Mali.
“Liberians have voted for change and the real change will only come when there is development. That is why the bilateral relationship with Nigeria is necessary,” he said.