Bukola Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki will on Tuesday lead a five-man delegation on a three-day visit to the German Parliament, the Bundestag.

The viit is aimed at promoting economic relations between Nigeria and Germany as well as for the purpose of peer review.

In a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President, the delegation will also meet German-African business groups.

Members of the delegation include Deputy Leader of the Senate, Bala Ibn Na’allah, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Monsurat Sunmonu, Chairman, Committee on Power, Enyinnaya Abaribe and Chairman, Committee on Defence, Abubakar Kyari.

The visit will commence with a visit to a German Village, Feldheim, which was the first community in the country to achieve 100 percent self sufficiency in renewable energy.

“This will enable the Nigerian delegation to learn a few things on how to resolve the nation’s perennial energy crisis.

“The Senators will at different times meet with the President of the Bundestag, Mrs Dreyer, her Deputy, Johannes Singhammer, the Parliamentary State Secretary in charge of the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development, Thomas Silberhorn, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, head of Julius Berger, Mr. Walter J. Lindener and President of the Berlin House of Representatives, Ralf Wieland.

“It will also hold discussions with economic representatives of the German-African Business Association, the Parliamentary Friendship Group for relations with the English and Portuguese speaking States of West and Central Africa of the Bundestag and attend plenary of the German Parliament.

“The legislators, apart from visiting important legislative institutions in Berlin, will hold discussions with Nigerian embassy officials and discuss possible ways of engaging with the German authorities to further attract German investment into Nigeria and improve economic relations between both countries,” he said.

According to the statement, the visist would also avail the Nigerian parliament the opportunity to explain the economic policies of the current administration.

The support of Germany and its business community to dive Nigeria’s diversification been would also be championed.

 

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