Ekweremadu gets new appointment

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The International Parliamentary Congress, (IPC) has appointed former Deputy President of the , Senator , as its Chief Coordinator for Africa.

The conveyed to Ekweremadu in a letter dated October 26, 2020, by the Secretary- of the IPC and member of the Pakistani parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif, according to a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West , Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.

“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.


“IPC endeavours to promote parliamentary dialogue and oversight of Climate Change and Food Security; Human Rights; , Security, Conflict Resolution and Interfaith Harmony; Trade, Investment and Development Corporation; Health Research; Standardisation, Control, Human Development; and Observation of Elections across the world.

“To support IPC in achieving the noble cause, your influence, experience, and goodwill shall help cover the whole of the African region, enabling the IPC to directly partake in projects for the welfare of African nations and to uphold democracy”, the letter read.


Meanwhile, Ekweremadu, who is also ’s sole member of the Malta-based International Parliament for Tolerance and , the legislative arm of the Council for Tolerance and , has accepted the .


The former of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, Parliament, pledged to work for the realisation of the laudable ideals and objectives of the IPC.

He said he optimistic that the world would benefit immensely from the rising influence of parliaments in affairs.


“I, therefore, accept the with the utmost sense of humility and appreciation, mindful of the fact that injustice, repression, poverty, hunger, environmental degradation, and weakening of democracy and its values in any part of the world equally severe consequences for the rest of the globe, hence we must all come together to work for the good of all,” he added.


The Nation