Saraki Leads NASS Delegation To IPU Assembly in Geneva

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will on Sunday lead a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 135th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, with the theme: “The Role of Parliaments in Protecting Human Rights of Citizens.”

Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, will deliver a speech to the Assembly, partake in debate, meet with the leadership Council of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Nigerians in Diaspora (NID) and hold meetings with other delegations at the sidelines.

Some of the issues slated for debates and consideration  during the session are: the draft resolution on The freedom of women to participate in political processes fully, safely and without interference: Building partnerships between men and women to achieve this objective, Human Rights abuses as precursors of conflict: Parliaments as early responders, expert hearing in the role of parliaments in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states and HIV/AIDS and maternal, newborn and Child health.

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Other delegates to the event taking place between 23rd – 27th October, 2016, include the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives who is Deputy Leader of Delegation, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff, Senators Bayaro Usman Nafada, Kabiru Gaya, Rafiu Ibrahim and Stella Oduah.

Hon. Samuel Ikon, Hon. Raphael Nnanna, Igbokwe, Hon. Abubakar Hassan Fulata and Hon. Funke Adedoyin are attending from the Green Chambers while  Advisers on the team are Sen. Duro Faseyi and Hon. Abdulsamad Dasuki.

Officials of the National Assembly in the team are the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. M.A. Sani-Omolori, Secretary Finance and Accounts, Alhaji Lasisi Bukoye, Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, Secretary to the National Group, Mrs Rabi A. Audu, Director/Secretary to the Delegation, Lawal A. Garba, Director Special Duties, Ms. Iliya Navati, Clerk Senate Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Okoh Bernard Uzeme, Clerk House Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Relations. Mrs Caroline Asan and the CAO of IPU Desk, Mr. Augustine Eseke.

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Also participating in the event are the Special Assistant, Partnership/NGO to the Senate President, Innocent Onah and Special Assistant to the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ahmed Madaki, among others.

The delegation is expected back in the country next Thursday.



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