Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives
The House of Representatives yesterday declared its readiness to partner the Pan African Parliament to enhance economic integration political cooperation of the continent.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha made the pledge when the President of the Pan-African Parliament, Hon. Bethel Amadi, paid the leadership of the House a visit at the National Assembly.
Ihedioha said the House of Representatives would partner with Africa Union Parliament to boost trade, investment, employment and parliamentary democracy in Africa.
The Deputy Speaker who noted the slow pace of development in Africa and assured the visiting delegation of the preparedness of the House towards reversing the trend.
“The House is prepared to give the leadership of African Union Parliament the necessary support to succeed. We will partner with the parliament to ensure that it achieves the legislative agenda which it has set out for itself and to ensure that trade, investment and employment are boosted in Africa,”Ihedioha said.
He applauded the emergence of Amadi as the President of the Pan-African Parliament and commended the body for making development-based issues the centre-point of its agenda in the next three years, saying that it was the proper thing to do.