Snakes chase Liberian president, George Weah out of office

Liberian president George Weah
epa06484432 Liberian President George Weah speaks to legislators during his State of the Nation address at the joint chambers of the National Legislators in Monrovia, Liberia, 29 January 2018. The State of the Nation address is Weah's first since he was sworn in as Liberia's president. In his address, Weah announced he will cut down his salary by 25 percent. EPA-EFE/AHMED JALLANZO

Liberian President George Weah has been forced to leave office after snakes were found in the office, making him to work from his private residence.

Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, which is the Liberia President, George Weah official place of work. All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April.

Mr. Toby said:

“It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,”

“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,” 

The office of the president has been based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since a fire in 2006 gutted the nearby presidential mansion.

“The snakes were never killed. There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back.” Toby further stated

“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,”

“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.

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