Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has bagged a new international appointment.
Naija News report that Saraki has been appointed as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
This was contained in a letter dated March 16, 2019, signed by the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, Ambassador Friday Sani, where he said that Saraki’s appointment was sequel to the approval of the World Secretary General of the IHRC.
Saraki was appointed as one of the revered Ambassadors-at-Large of the multinational body.
A copy of the letter obtained by Naija News on Sunday, April 29 and made available by Saraki’s media office read as thus; “While our role as a regional body is to promote and encourage institutions and persons to uphold human dignity across the world, we must not fail to mention the commendation of our Nigerian team over your resolute efforts in the stability of your country and your firm leadership of the Nigerian Senate which is adjudged to be among the most proactive parliaments across the world.
“Besides, the Commission is not unmindful of the maturity that you recently displayed in the face of an obvious provocation in your constituency during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections,” Ambassador Sani said in the letter.
In the new capacity as the “Ambassador-at-Large,” Saraki is expected to lead the diplomatic team of the IHRC in various diplomatic missions across the world.
While expressing his appreciation to the IHRC for his nomination, the Senate President has accepted the nomination of the Commission.