Friday, April 19, 2019

Snakes Force Liberian President Out Of Office

Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah's office, forcing him to work from his private residence, the BBC has learnt.

Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, his official place of work.

All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April. "It's just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building," Mr Toby said.

"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.

A FrontPage 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.

7 comments:

  1. Just like snake swallowed money in Nigeria

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    1. And rats chased the president out of his off too lol

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  2. I fear snakes alot

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  3. This our country, let us learn to do something before an event occur....imagine them knowing their is possiblity of high snake and refuse to carry out necessary actions about it,,,, hmmm what a country

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  4. OH MY GOD, IS BETTER THEY DO THE CLEANING ASAP

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