President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been invited to an international legislative summit that will be hosted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria later this month. The legislative summit will bring together legislators from all over the continent and beyond and will be attended by the Nigerian President, H.E. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the invitation was contained in a Special Message delivered to the Liberian leader by a Special Envoy of the Nigerian President, Senate leader, Ndoma Egba, SAN.
In his remarks, Senator Ndoma Egba, SAN, said he had been sent by President Jonathan to deliver a special invitation to President Sirleaf and to also present a special get well message for the operation that she underwent.
"President Jonathan wants the Liberian leader be in attendance at the legislative summit and to deliver special remarks to the continent's legislators that will assemble in Abuja this November," Senator Egba, SAN, said.
In response, President Sirleaf welcomed the Special Presidential Envoy and delegation to Liberia and said she is always pleased with international guests and friends who pay regular visits.
The Liberian leader told the Nigerian Senate leader that President Jonathan knows her commitment to honoring his calls and hopes that time and events will enable her attendance. She, however, assured representation should she be unable to attend personally.
She expressed delight over the invitation since inviting an Executive President to attend a conference of legislators is unprecedented. "Such conference," the Liberian leader stressed, "can ensure the sharing of experiences between members of the two branches of government across the continent and beyond."
President Sirleaf acknowledged that the coming of the Nigerian Senate leader to deliver the special message and invitation was an honor she and the Liberian people appreciate. Senator Ndoma Egba, SAN was escorted to the Office of the President by the Nigeria's Ambassador to Liberia, Ambassador Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie.
The delegation also included Representative Ibrahim El Sudi of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Mr. Ibrahim Isah of the Nigerian Foreign Ministry, Mrs. Archibog, Senior Counselor at the Nigerian Embassy and the Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Legislative Studies.