Liberia: Nigerians explore investment opportunities

Dr. Noah Dallaji and Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor (right) sign the MOU

A Nigerian trade delegation headed by the president and founder of the African Children’s Talent Discovery Foundation, Dr. Noah Dallaji, has ended a two-day working visit to Liberia.

The delegation, comprising entrepreneurs, university lecturers, politicians and famous musical artists, was in the country at the invitation of Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor.

Dr. Dallaji explained that the trip to Liberia would explore investment opportunities in several sectors, including energy, education, youth development and empowerment, and real estate development.

The initiative by the vice president is in adherence of the recent pronouncement by Liberian President George M. Weah that Liberia is open for business.

Vice President Howard-Taylor convened a meeting between members of the delegation and Liberians involved in the trade and commerce sector to interact on possible investment opportunities.

Vice President Howard-Taylor (center) and the Nigerian delegation

The heads of the National Housing Authority, the National Investment Commission, and the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority, among others attended the meeting.

They expressed willingness to work with the Nigerian trade delegation, adding that Liberia remains open for investment.

The delegation met with the all-girl student council government of the JJ. Roberts High School.

While at the School, the delegation and the vice president inspected the basketball court project fully funded by Dr. Dallaji.

Dr. Dallaji, in brief remarks, encouraged the students to remain focused on their dreams if they are to become successful in what they aspire for in life.

Dr. Dallaji signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jewel Starfish Foundation (JSF) on behalf of his foundation aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two institutions for youth development and empowerment.

Dr. Dallaji makes a point to Vice President Howard-Taylor

Vice President Howard-Taylor, who is founder for JSF, signed for her organization, and termed the MOU as impressive for girls’ education in Liberia.

The delegation and the vice president then visited the Liberia Basketball Association where they watched live basketball games to support youth development in sports.

Earlier, the vice president accompanied Dr. Dallaji and delegation to the chambers of the Liberian Senate where the delegation officially made known its plans to invest in different sectors of trade and commerce in Liberia.

Meanwhile, Liberia’s Culture Ambassador Julie Endee Madam Endee presented traditional gowns to Dr. Dallaji and members of his delegation as a mark of respect from the traditional people of Liberia.