Saraki gets international appointment

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By Jennifer Y Omiloli

Leader of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been named as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

In a letter dated March 16, 2019, Ambassador Friday Sani, the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, expressed that spin-off of the endorsement of the World Secretary General of the IHRC, Dr. Saraki has been selected as one of the adored Ambassadors-everywhere of the global body.

A duplicate of the letter was made available to newsmen on Sunday by Saraki’s media office.

It reads, “While our role as a regional body is to promote and encourage institutions and persons to uphold human dignity across the world, we must not fail to mention the commendation of our Nigerian team over your resolute efforts in the stability of your country and your firm leadership of the Nigerian Senate which is adjudged to be among the most proactive parliaments across the world.

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“Besides, the Commission is not unmindful of the maturity that you recently displayed in the face of an obvious provocation in your constituency during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections,” Ambassador Sani said in the letter.

In the new limit, Dr. Saraki is relied upon to lead the strategic group of the IHRC in different conciliatory missions over the world.

The Senate President has acknowledged the selection of the Commission, while additionally communicating his thankfulness to the IHRC for his designation.


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