President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has been appointed as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission, IHRC.
In a letter dated March 16, 2019, and signed by the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, Amb. Friday Sani, said the appointment was approved by the World Secretary General of the IHRC.
By this appointment, Mr Saraki is expected to lead the diplomatic team of the IHRC in various diplomatic missions across the world.
It reads: “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.”