Mark leads Nigerian Parliamentarians to  131st IPU in Geneva 


———-to address Assembly on terrorism in Nigeria
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark will on Saturday (11/10/14)lead Nigerian Parliamentarians to the 131st Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU) holding in Geneva, Switzerland .

Senator Mark will on Monday address  the Assembly on the issue of terrorism and insurgency ravaging Nigeria, efforts so far made and seek global support to tackle the menace  in the country.

He is also expected to lead Nigerian debate on achieving gender equality and measures towards ending violence against women ; the Nigerian perspective.

Other Issues slated for debate at the global  conference includes but not limited to international law as it relates to national sovereignty, non-intervention in the internal affairs of states and human rights as well as the election of the president and vice president of IPU .

The tenure of the incumbent President of IPU Abdelwahab Radi of Morocco ends this month (October). Radi was elected for a three year mandate on October 19, 2011 at the 189th session of the governing council in Bern, Canada.

The Nigerian Senate President will be accompanied by the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives' Emeka Ihedioha , Senators Helen Esuene, Abdulazeez Usman, Edobor Uzamere  and  Hassan BarataHassan.

House of Representatives'  Mohammed Sani, Daniel Reneiju, Bello Binta Fatima and Ibrahim Dorguwa are also on the delegation.

They are expected back in Nigeria on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Paul Mumeh, Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.

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