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PROTOCOL. 1. I have the pleasure of welcoming you all to this Public Hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs for further consideration of The Police Act CAP P19 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill 2018 (SB.682), which is sponsored by Distinguished Senator Baba Ibn Na’Allah and was debated up to Second Reading before being referred to the Committee. 2. Let me take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Distinguished Senator Tijjani Y. Kaura, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs – and

PROTOCOL. 1. I am delighted to be at the 11th Forum of Laureates of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM).  My sincere thanks to the Chairman of the governing body of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA), Professor Shekarau Yakubu Aku, for the kind invitation extended to be at this occasion. 2. Since the establishment of the NNMA under Act No. 53 of 1979 (as amended), its primary objective has been to recognise, promote and reward outstanding Nigerians at home and abroad. These are individuals that have as

PROTOCOL. 1. It is my pleasure to be here to felicitate with you today at this momentous occasion which marks the Ruby Jubilee of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE). I wish to thank the National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel mni, for inviting me as Guest of Honour at this auspicious gathering. 2. It is always pleasing to identify with the work of such an impactful organisation as the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees. Your principal objectives, which are to promote and foster

PROTOCOL. 1. It is wonderful to be among friends and to see familiar faces at this Annual Bar Dinner of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ilorin Branch.  It is always a special time when I get the opportunity to be with you, luminaries of the legal profession, to dialogue about ways of uplifting the practice of law for the benefit of Nigerians. It is also doubly satisfying when that interaction takes place here in Ilorin. I thank the Chairman, M.A.I Akande Esq, the Chairman Dinner Committee

PROTOCOL. 1. I am delighted to be at the 2018 Zuma Film Festival. It is always a pleasure to mingle and interact with members of the Nigerian creative industry, especially as these are the people doing the utmost to burnish the image of Nigeria internationally. I am very happy to be here; and I thank Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), for inviting me. 2. The critical role of the creative industry in the Nigerian economy is hardly a

PROTOCOL. 1.    I am delighted to be at this 2nd Session of the African Union Sports Council (Region 2) Ministers Meeting which brings together Ministers from the entire West African sub-region. On behalf of the entire members of the Nigerian National Assembly, I warmly welcome visiting Sports Ministers to our serene capital city, Abuja. 2.   I would like to thank the Honourable Minister for Youth and Sport Development, Solomon Dalong, for the considerable work that has gone into hosting this very second ministerial conference meeting designed to bring more

PROTOCOL. 1. I am very pleased to be in this auspicious gathering organised to invite the participation of the Diaspora in addressing issues pertinent to the development of our country. I am impressed with the array of stakeholders from the international community, including our international partners here present. This spread affirms a growing interest in home affairs, as it underscores a real need to get our economy working for all. 2. The economy is one sector that is multi-pronged, with deep-rooted impact on the lives and activities of

PROTOCOL. 1. I am honoured to be at the 10th Year Memorial Activities for the Late Senator (Chief) Evan Enwerem Esq., Former President of the Senate and first to hold the office in the extant Fourth Republic. I consider it a rare privilege to serve as Chairman of this memorial event in honour of a great parliamentarian. I wish to express my gratitude to Chief (Mrs.) Vivienne Enwerem, the dutiful Wife of the former President of the Senate and matriarch of the family, for her kind invitation

PROTOCOL. 1. It is a pleasure to be at the first West African Regional Workshop on the Role of African Parliamentarians in the Implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. We are most happy to welcome the delegates, fellow parliamentarians from across Africa, to this maiden edition of the West Africa Regional Workshop holding here in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.   2. I must commend the joint effort of the Federal Government of Nigeria, ECOWAS, African Development Bank, Climate Parliament and the Nigerian Chapter of the Global Legislators for

PROTOCOL. 1. It is a pleasure to be at the maiden edition of the Nigerian Airforce International Air Power Seminar 2018. The Nigerian Air Force, one of our foremost security institutions, continues to work tirelessly to preserve the fundamental rights of all Nigerians, particularly the protection of life and property. I commend the organisers of this 3-Day event, which is so needed, given the security situation in our country at this time.   2. Intended as a dialogue between various stakeholders on improving the architecture of the Nigerian