Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will today, lead a Senate delegation on a visit to Russia, the country currently hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will on Tuesday, lead a Senate delegation on a 3-day parliamentary visit to Russia.
The visit is aimed at deepening legislative best practices and further strengthening the relationship between both countries.
This is contained in a statement by the Office of the Senate President.
During the visit, the Senate President 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.
Senators will also hold side meetings with corresponding committees of the Federation Council of Russia.
Senators on the delegation include Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Air Force, Senator Duro Faseyi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth, Senator Obinna Ogba and the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ibrahim A. Danbaba.
Also on the trip is the Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Special Assistant on Partnerships & NGOs/CSOs to the President of the Senate, Mr. Innocent Onah and the Special Assistant on Events to the President of the Senate, Ms. Eniola Shitta.
The delegation is expected back in the country on June 22, 2018.