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Nigeria’s membership of IPU will create opportunities – Dep Speaker

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, has reacted to the 59-year-old jinx broken by Nigeria to become a member of the Executive…

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, has reacted to the 59-year-old jinx broken by Nigeria to become a member of the Executive Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Levinus Nwabughiogu, on Saturday, he hailed the election of the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio as the member of the IPU’s Executive Committee.

The IPU is an international organization that has 179 parliaments as members and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Nigeria has not been on the table since 1964.

Kalu said, Nigeria’s inclusion in the Executive Committee will give it access to major parliamentary decisions on a global scale.

The Deputy Speaker who earlier nominated Akpabio for the position, stated that he is competent and most qualified for the job.

He noted that Nigeria has taken its rightful place on the global legislative map.

He also expressed gratitude to the body of world parliaments for electing Tulia Ackson, Speaker of Tanzanian parliament, as President of the Union.

He said Nigeria’s inclusion in the Executive Committee would create job opportunities for its citizens.

He highlighted how Nigeria supported Tulia Ackson’s candidacy for President of IPU and how her victory would benefit Nigeria.

Kalu also congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his recent victory at the Supreme Court and urged his opponents to join him in building a strong economy for Nigeria under his renewed hope agenda.

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