Saraki, Eight Other Senators Begin Three-day Visit to Russian Parliament Tuesday

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Deji Elumoye

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will   Tuesday lead a Senate delegation on a three-day parliamentary visit to Russia, which 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) and hold meetings with its Chairperson of the Federation Council, Ms. Valentina Matviyenko; Chairman of the State Duma, Mr. Vyacheslav Volodin, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Mikhail Bogdanov, to exchange views on issues of Nigerian-Russian cooperation.

The Senators will also hold side meetings with corresponding committees of the Federation Council of Russia.

The Nigerian legislators on the delegation include Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio; Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye; Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Monsurat Sunmonu; Chairman, Senate Committee on Air Force, Duro Faseyi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth, Obinna Ogba, and the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ibrahim A. Danbaba.
The delegation is expected back in the country on June 22, 2018.