- Bukola Saraki has been nominated as as an ambassador-at-large of the IHRC
- The organisation praised Saraki for his leadership qualities and political maturity
- Saraki is expected to lead the diplomatic team of the IHRC in various diplomatic missions across the world
The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has nominated outgoing Nigeria's Senate president, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as an ambassador-at-large.
In a letter dated March 16, 2019, Ambassador Friday Sani, the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, stated that Dr. Saraki has been appointed as one of the revered Ambassadors-at-Large of the multinational body, Medium.com reports.
The Senate president who has accepted the nomination is expected to lead the diplomatic team of the IHRC in various diplomatic missions across the world.
“While our role as a regional body is to promote and encourage institutions and persons to uphold human dignity across the world, we must not fail to mention the commendation of our Nigerian team over your resolute efforts in the stability of your country and your firm leadership of the Nigerian Senate which is adjudged to be among the most proactive parliaments across the world.
“Besides, the Commission is not unmindful of the maturity that you recently displayed in the face of an obvious provocation in your constituency during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections,” Ambassador Sani reportedly said in the letter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and senator-elect, has promised to reconcile the rift between Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The former governor disclosed this in South Africa while fielding questions from journalists in Johannesburg during the endorsement of the African National Congress (ANC).
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