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British Govt To Support Nigerian Senate –Envoy

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock, on Friday June12, 2015 pledged that his country’s government support the Nigerian Senate through capacity building of lawmakers in order to make legislative business easier for them.

It would be recalled that Eighth Senate was inaugurated on Tuesday June 9, with about 30 per cent of the members being freshers.

Pocock, who spoke with journalists after a courtesy visit to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said his government would offer necessary support to the lawmakers.

He said: “We discussed capacity building for the Senate both in general terms and also in areas of particular interest and difficulty, complex pieces of legislation.”

According to him, both the parliament and the United Kingdom government representatives, during the closed-door session, discussed how to offer ideas about the management of the Nigerian economy, and areas in which the UK can make a contribution.


“We briefly discussed some of the security inputs that we might make to help with the stabilisation of the security situation in the North East,” he added.

Pocock congratulated Saraki on the success of his election, which he described as well deserved.

Receiving the envoy, Saraki commended the continued bilateral relationship between Nigerian and the United Kingdom.

He assured him that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was determined to fulfill its obligations in the interest of the nation.

Saraki stressed that Nigeria would always look forward to Britain in areas of infrastructural development and socio-security.

According to him,  “I am very delighted to receive Your Excellency in my office barely 48 hours of my resumption of office. This shows the level of commitment the British government has towards the cause of Nigeria.

“We look forward to a very good working relationship in order to move our dear country forward.”