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PRESIDENT BOAKAI COMMISSIONS AND CHAIRS FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING

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MONROVIA – President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., officially commissioned and chaired the inaugural meeting of the National Security Council of Liberia on March 20, 2024. The event, held at the Executive Mansion, marked a significant milestone in the country’s security efforts.

During the ceremony, President Boakai administered the “Oath of Confidentiality” to the council members, emphasizing the importance of their dedication to serving the nation and its citizens. In his address, he urged them to prioritize the interests of the country and work towards ensuring the safety and well-being of all Liberians.

Following the commissioning, President Boakai presided over the council’s first meeting, which lasted several hours. The gathering brought together key officials from various sectors of the security apparatus to discuss critical national issues.

Speaking to reporters after the closed-door meeting, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia, Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh, expressed the government’s commitment to finding solutions to the challenges facing the country. He highlighted the situation in Kinjor and other concession areas, as well as issues affecting citizens at various borders as key concerns.

Minister Tweh assured the public that the government would leverage its experiences to better prepare for any future issues that may arise. He commended President Boakai for his vision for the country’s development and urged Liberians to remain patient as the government works diligently to address their concerns.

The National Security Council comprises a diverse group of officials, including the Minister of Justice, Minister of Finance, Minister of National Defense, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Minister of Internal Affairs, National Security Advisor to the President, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Inspector General of Liberia National Police, Commissioner of the Liberia Immigration Services, Director of the National Fire Service, the Head of the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Director of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency, among others.

The commissioning and the subsequent meeting underscore President Boakai’s commitment to strengthening national security and fostering collaboration among key stakeholders. The government’s concerted efforts aim to ensure the safety and prosperity of the Liberian people.

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