Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, arrived Doha, Qatar, as leader of the National Assembly’s delegation to the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting that commenced on Friday, and end tomorrow.Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun Suleimon, was the Deputy leader. Other lawmakers on the trip include Senators Duro Faseyi and Ibrahim Rafiu Adebayo.Ikon Samuel Okon, Igbokwe Raphael Nnanna, Fulata Abubakar Hassan, Goodhead Boma and Dasuki Abdussammad are also on the trip.
Saraki in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, is expected to make a presentation on the topic:“Parliaments as platforms to enhance education for peace, security and rule of law” during the General Assembly of the IPU today. He is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with IPU President, Ms Gabriela Cuevas Baron, Speaker of the Qatar Parliament/Chairman of the Consultative Assembly of Qatar, Ahmad Bin Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, United Nations (UN) Undersecretary, Mr. Vladimir Voronkov and Speaker of the Parliament of Kenya, Mr, Kenneth Lusaka.
The President of the Senate is expected to take a complimentary tour of Aljazera Headquarters and meet with an executive of the global television outlet, Mr. Naseer Al-Saadi.The delegation is expected back in the country on Tuesday.