The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio on Sunday, arrived in Luanda, the capital of Angola for the 147th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly as Leader of Nigeria’s delegation.
Senator Akpabio traveled in the company of four Senators and five members of the House of Representatives.
They were received at the Luanda International Airport by the Nigerian Ambassador to Angola, H.E. Professor Monique Oshame Ekpong, and top officials of the Angolan government led by Joao Diogo Gaspar, Deputy Secretary UIP Angola.
A statement by Akpabio’s Special Assistant (Media/Communication), Anietie Ekong quoted Akpabio saying, “It would have been a disservice to Africa if Nigeria did not have a strong delegation at the IPU. Our presence here is to ensure that our bilateral relationship is strengthened.
With our presence, we can forge a strong bilateral parliamentary relationship for the interest of our nations.”
The General Debate of the Assembly will focus on the overall theme of Parliamentary action for peace, justice, and strong institutions (SDG 16).