Let’s join hands to make good laws for African development, Saraki tells visiting counterparts

By Editor on 08/11/2018

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Saraki, Cassama (left) and Makuza, who visited him in Abuja.

Senate President, on Wednesday, reached out to his counterparts in Africa to begin the process of enhancing developments in the continent, by making laws that would affect the economic, political and social wellbeing of the people, positively.

He spoke when he welcomed his counterparts from Guinea Bissau, and Rwanda, who also enthused on the idea of such collaboration, pledging to work together to advance the fortunes of their individual parliaments.

Speaker of the Guinea Bissau’s Parliament and President of the African Parliamentary Union, Cipriano Cassama and the Speaker of the Rwandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Bernard Makuza, were with Saraki, ahead of the 73rd Session of Executive Committee and 41st Conference of Speakers of the African Parliamentary Union (APU), being hosted by Nigeria.

They both visited Saraki, according to a statement by his spokesman, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja.
Saraki, while thanking the delegates for the visit, noted that the conference was necessary to enable “African Parliamentarians “meet, interact and share ideas” on how to better serve the people and solve prevailing challenges in individual countries. 

“The more we spend time together and share ideas, the better for our people,” Saraki stated. “It is better for us to build this relationship and deepen the bilateral relationship between our countries.


Saraki and his wife, Toyin, Cassama (left) and the Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye and his wife, during a dinner/gala night in honour of delegates attending the 73rd Session of Executive Committee and 41st Conference of Speakers of the African Parliamentary Union (APU), in Abuja on Tuesday.


“I believe by coming together, we can better respond to the challenge of terrorism, organized crime, good governance, fight against corruption and conduct credible elections that will help our democracies and project our continent in better light.”

He noted that since the world is looking up to Africa for growth, national parliaments must work to lay solid legal foundations that would help attract and encourage  investments to their countries.

Cassama lauded the President of the Senate for his progressive leadership of the National Assembly and expressed appreciation for Nigeria’s donation towards the successful conduct of Guinea Bissau’s general elections next year. 

“We have so much to learn from your style of leadership,” Cassama stated.

On his part, Makuza thanked the President of Senate for the audience and stressed the need for Parliamentary partnership between Nigeria and Rwanda. 

He also corroborated Saraki’s assertion that relevant laws are critical to attract investments which will help grow the economy of the African continent. 



Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on November, 8 2018

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