Senator Akpabio Elected into Global Executive Committee of IPU

It was gathered that the last time a Nigerian was elected into the executive committee of the parliamentary union was in 1964.
Senator Godswill Akpabio
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Nigeria’s President of the Senate, Sen.Godswill Akpiabio has been elected into the Executive Committee of theInter-Parliamentary Union(IPU).

This was revealed by Mr Anietie Ekong, his Special Assistant on Media and Communication in a statement in Abuja.

Ekong said that Akpabio was elected by delegates across the world to emerge as an executive committee member of the global parliamentary union for a three year mandate.

He said Akpabio, who led Nigeria’s delegation to the 147th Inter-Parliamentary Union General Assembly in Luanda, Angola, broke a 59 year old jinx, with his election into the executive committee of the global parliamentary body.

He said the last time a Nigerian was elected into the executive committee of the parliamentary union was in 1964.

“Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the IPU is the global organization of national parliaments founded in 1889, and dedicated to promoting peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue.

“It has grown over its 135 years into a truly global organization with 179 country members out of 193 countries in the world.

“The IPU facilitates parliamentary diplomacy and empowers parliaments and parliamentarians to promote peace, democracy and sustainable development around the world.

“The 147th IPU Assembly was held in Luanda, Angola, from 21st to 27th October 2023 and hosted by the National Assembly of Angola,” he stressed.

Ekong said the union in the week long assembly deliberated on important issues affecting nations across the world and considered actions to strengthen trust between people and governance structures.

He said the deliberations were designed to make public institutions more effective, accountable and representative to better equip parliaments to address multiple geo-political, economic and environmental crises facing the world

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