An incident has occurred which affected a sitting President of a country and his activity for the moment it lasted leaving the whole country in surprise.
The President of Liberia, George Weah, was made to leave his office and work from home after some reptiles invaded his office.
Snakes found in the office of the Liberian President Weah in Monrovia have forced him to work from his private residence, The Nation reports.
Two black snakes were found in Weah’s office at the foreign affairs ministry building on Wednesday, according to Press Secretary Smith Toby. All staff were consequently asked to stay away from work until Monday when the building would have been fumigated.
“It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,” BBC quoted Mr. Toby as saying in an interview. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the president, so it did an internal memo asking the staff to stay home while they do the fumigation,” he said.
The office of the president has been based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since a fire in 2006 gutted the nearby presidential mansion.
A Front Page Africa news website video shows workers trying to attack the snakes when they appeared near the building’s reception. “The snakes were never killed,” Mr Toby said. “There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back.”
Police and presidential security were seen guarding Mr Weah’s residence in the capital Monrovia. A fleet of vehicles, including escorts jeeps, were parked outside.
Mr Toby said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started to fumigate on Friday. “That building’s been there for years now, and [because of] the drainage system, the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high,” he said.
The president is definitely returning to his office on Monday after the fumigation whether or not the snakes are found and killed, Mr Toby said.
The development points to the fact that people should be more careful as more dangerous reptiles are on rampage especially snakes. People in other places should exercise caution as snakes can go anywhere including the buildings of rich and highly-placed individuals.
In another development, the Presidency made a surprising disclosure about Nigeria.
According to the Presidency, some developed country find it hard to assist Nigeria simply because they believe Nigeria is a rich nation.
Presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, who spoke on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari while receiving letters of credence from newly appointed diplomats of three nations namely, India, Kuwait, and Namibia, said the country is viewed as being richly blessed in crude oil as a result of its participation in Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
In his words:
“Nigeria’s continuous support of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) policies, sometimes, discourages assistance from developed countries, with wrong assumptions that the country is rich.
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