Dino Melaye ”Abandoned” As Saraki, Others Jet Out To Switzerland

By Ikenga Chronicles October 23, 2016

Dino Melaye ”Abandoned” As Saraki, Others Jet Out To Switzerland

Senator Dino Maleye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District is missing from the list of delegates who accompanied Senate President Bukola Saraki, to the inter-Parliamentary Union( IPU) Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, on Sunday October 23 with the theme: “The Role of Parliaments in Protecting Human Rights of Citizens.”

The delegates participating in the event taking place between 23rd – 27th October, 2016, include the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives  who is Deputy Leader of Delegation, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yusuf, Senators Bayaro Usman Nafada, Kabiru Gaya, Rafiu Ibrahim and Stella Oduah.

Hon. Samuel Ikon, Hon. Raphael Nnanna, Igbokwe, Hon. Abubakar Hassan Fulata and Hon. Funke Adedoyin are attending from the Green Chambers while Advisers on the team are Sen. Duro Faseyi and Hon. Abdulsamad Dasuki.

Officials of the National Assembly in the team are the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. M.A. Sani-Omolori, Secretary Finance and Accounts, Alhaji Lasisi Bukoye, Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, Secretary to the National Group, Mrs Rabi A. Audu, Director/Secretary to the Delegation, Lawal A. Garba, Director Special Duties, Ms. Iliya Navati, Clerk Senate Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Okoh Bernard Uzeme, Clerk House Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Relations. Mrs Caroline Asan and the CAO of IPU Desk, Mr. Augustine Eseke.

This is the first time that Saraki will be jetting out of the country for an official assignment without the company of Dino.

According to a statement by Saraki’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, he disclosed that during the event, the senate president will deliver a speech to the Assembly, partake in debate, meet with the leadership Council of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Nigerians in Diaspora (NID) and hold meetings with other delegations at the sidelines.

Some of the issues slated for debates and consideration during the session are: the draft resolution on the freedom of women to participate in political processes fully, safely and without interference; building partnerships between men and women to achieve this objective; human Rights abuses as precursors of conflict;Parliaments as early responders; expert hearing on the role of parliaments in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states and HIV/AIDS and maternal, newborn and Child health.

The delegation is expected back in the country next Thursday.

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