Saraki Leads Nigerian Senators To Russian Parliament

Senate President Bukola Saraki will on Tuesday lead a senate delegation on a three day parliamentary visit to Russia.

According to a statement issued by Saraki’s media team, the visit is aimed at “deepening legislative best practices and further strengthening the relationship” between both countries.

During the visit, Saraki is expected to address the federation council of the federal assembly of the Russian Federation (senate of Russia).

He would also hold meetings with Valentina Matviyenko, chairperson of the federation council; Vyacheslav Volodin, chairman of the state Duma; and Mikhail Bogdanov, deputy minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, to exchange views on issues of Nigerian-Russian cooperation.

Nigerian senators will also hold side meetings with corresponding committees of the federation council of Russia.

Godswill Akpabio, Olusola Adeyeye, Monsurat Sunmonu, Duro Faseyi, Obinna Ogba and Ibrahim A. Danbaba are the lawmakers accompanying Saraki.

The delegation is expected back in the country on June 22, 2018.

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