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July 2018

PROTOCOL. 1. I am very pleased to be at this Public Lecture marking the 2018 World Day Against Human Trafficking. I commend the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for its work against human trafficking in Nigeria, and for organising this event as part of continued efforts towards combatting the menace. 2. I should start by saying that the challenge of human trafficking is one that the National Assembly has been very concerned about. It was for this reason that, with the help of

PROTOCOL. 1. I welcome you all to this Public Hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs for the repeal of the Police Act CAP P18 LFN 2004 and re-enactment of the Police Reform and Related Matters Bill 2018. 2. The nature of this event today is in line with the yearnings and expectations of Nigerians in every nook and cranny of the country. This is why this Public Hearing specifically invites stakeholder input on the Bill seeking to repeal and re-enact the Police Act. I would like

PROTOCOL. 1. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to this Public Hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Information and National Orientation on the Nigerian Press Council Act 1992 (Repeal and Enactment Bill 2018) SB 547. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Chairman of the Committee, Distinguished Senator Suleiman Adokwe – and the entire members of the Committee - for their work on the Bill and for drawing the attention of the National Assembly to this very important issue. 2. The Nigerian Press

PROTOCOL. 1. It is a pleasure to be at the 2nd Capital Market Stakeholders Forum taking place here in the Federal Capital Territory. I would like to use this opportunity to commend the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Capital Market and Institutions for being at the centre of such auspicious gathering. 2. The quality of minds at this forum both from the organised private sector and the public sphere truly underscores the crucial role of the capital market in the development and sustenance of our economy. This is

PROTOCOLS. It is a special pleasure to be here with you all on this great occasion which is the Fourth Convocation Ceremony of Adeleke University, one of the shining private institutions of learning that are helping to restore pride in tertiary education in our country. It is a day filled with the golden promise of tomorrow, and that promise is embodied in every single graduating student here today, in whom rests a glimmer of our hopes for the future of our dear country, Nigeria. I thank

PROTOCOL. It is my honour to present the contribution of the Nigerian Parliament to the General Debate on the theme - Strengthening the Global Regime for Migrants and Refugees: the Need for Evidence-Based Policy Solutions. Migration is hardly new; human mobility has been with us since the beginning of time. Virtually all of us, or our forebears, have been on the move at one time or other in search of refuge or opportunities. As Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru of the Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS) in

PROTOCOL. 1.It is my pleasure to be invited to declare open this Public Hearing on Innovative Education Technology: E-Learning and Blended Learning in the Education Sector in Nigeria. I thank the Chairman and members of this Joint Senate Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary), Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, and Communication for the work done so far, and for organising this Public Hearing. 2.The objective of providing the most resourceful and effective instructional experience in our nation’s educational system calls for the adoption of conventional and innovative

PROTOCOL. 1.I thank the Chairman and members of the Joint Senate Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary) and Health for inviting me to declare open this very important Public Hearing, which focuses on the Poor Living Conditions in Queens College, Lagos, and the Deaths of Three Students resulting therefrom. 2.It is reassuring to see that this Public Hearing is eventually taking place in spite of the long drawn out challenges that had delayed the early meeting of relevant stakeholders on the matter. 3.The sad and unfortunate events

PROTOCOL. 1.Distinguished colleagues, it is a privilege and an honour to welcome you all back to work as we embark on the legislative endeavour that will define our country in the year 2018. 2.Let me take this opportunity to wish you – my distinguished colleagues, your families and all Nigerians - a happy new year. I am not unmindful of the sobering fact that the new year has met many citizens in a reflective mood. Many were on the queue for petrol; many households are grief-stricken.

PROTOCOL. 1.It is my honour to be at this auspicious gathering, to witness and celebrate a new milestone in the career of a true icon and professional in his field, by way of the Inauguration of Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE, as the 31st President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). Indeed, the Nigerian Society of Engineers makes an invaluable contribution to the creation and implementation of policies guiding the development of rural and urban projects in Nigeria - as well as nurturing experts to