British Government pledges support for Nigerian Senate

Posted by News Express | 13 June 2015 | 3,011 times

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The British Government has promised to work together with the Nigerian Senate in areas of capacity building, economic management and security.

The British High Commissioner, Dr Andrew Poccok, made this commitment when he met with the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki in the National Assembly.

The High Commissioner, who also used the opportunity to congratulate Saraki on his emergence as the Senate president, said his country would continue to work harmoniously with the Nigerian Senate.

Britain is the first nation to pledge support for the Senate since Saraki’s emergence as the leader.

Senator Saraki was elected unopposed as the President of Nigeria’s 8th Senate with 57 lawmakers present, while 51 were absent.

There have been issues surrounding the emergence of Saraki as the leader in the absence of up to 51 lawmakers.

•Excerpted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows British High Commissioner, Andrew Poccok.

Source: News Express

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