Akpabio, Kalu Lead Nigeria Delegation to 147th IPU in Angola
The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio accompanied by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Okezie Kalu are leading the Nigeria delegation to the 147th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) holding in Angolan capital, Luanda.
The five day event which kicks off today will explore the role of the parliament is creating strong democratic institutions.
With the theme, “Parliamentary Action for Peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16)”, the even hosted by the National Assembly of Angola will also feature the participation of IPU statutory bodied including Committee on Human Rights of Parliamentarians, Committee on Middle East Questions, Forum of Women Parliamentarians, and Forum of Young Members of Parliament.
According to a statement by the organising committee, “the Assembly will adopt resolutions on the emergency item and onrhe subject item taken up by the standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights entitled Orphanage trafficking:the role of parliaments in reducing harm.”
The statement further states that the event which will come to a close on October 27th is expected to “conclude with the adoption of an outcome on the overall theme of the general debate.”
Also, the 147th session will feature the election of a new President for the IPU.
The IPU is made up of 178 member parliaments. It is also one of the oldest multilateral organisations that explores the powers of the parliament in advancing the Peoples rights.