According to a dispatch from the Liberian Mission in Abuja, over 70 delegates representing eight states participated in what was dubbed the “All Liberian Conference 2016.”
Participating delegates joined their compatriots in Lagos from the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja, and the States of Niger, Kaduna and Plateau, referred to as the Northern Group.
Others came from Oyo and Ogun States, which together with Lagos, are referred to as the Western Group.
Liberians in Enugu State, referred to as the Eastern Group, also attended.
Some prominent Liberians graced the three-day national conference which was held at the Ibis Hotel Royale in Ajao Estate, Airport Road in the commercial capital from February 26-28.
Mrs. Beatrice N. Sherman, Counselor/Counsel of the Liberian Embassy in Abuja represented Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh, Liberian Ambassador accredited to Nigeria.
At the Lagos Conference, the Liberians, among several decisions, unanimously elected an interim leadership that will take the umbrella organization to elections following the drafting of a constitution.
Mr. Hilton Blay of the Lagos Chapter was maintained as the chairman of the interim team. Messrs. Francis James of the Plateau Chapter and Lawrence Chea of the Enugu Chapter are First and Second Vice Chairpersons respectively.
Mr. Dauda Kanneh of the Niger State Chapter is the Secretary-General, while Ms. Fatu Thomas of the Lagos Chapter and Ms. Miatta Hagans of the Kaduna Chapter are Financial Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
According to the dispatch, the interim leadership will serve up to June after which elections will be held.
The leadership appointed Cllr. Boakai E. Harvey from the Abuja Chapter to head the constitution committee, assisted by Mr. Elijah Komontey Gbarweay of the Lagos State, Mr. Derrick D. Chea of Plateau State, and Mr. Levi Papu Kangar of Enugu State.
Also gracing the opening session was Ambassador Dew Mayson, who congratulated his compatriots for the unity shown.
The Lagos Conference was held a week after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf met and held talks with the Liberian Community in Abuja.