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British Government Pledges Support For Nigerian Senate

Channels Television  
Updated June 12, 2015

British government supports senateThe British government has promised to work together with the Nigerian Senate in areas of capacity building, economic management and security.

The British High Commissioner, Dr Andrew Poccok, made this commitment when he met with the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki in the National Assembly.

The High Commissioner, who also used the opportunity to congratulate Bukola Saraki on his emergence as the Senate President, said his country will continue to work harmoniously with the Nigerian Senate.

Britain is the first nation to pledge support for the Senate since Saraki’s emergence as the leader.

Senator Saraki was elected unopposed as the President of Nigeria’s 8th Senate with 57 lawmakers present, while 51 were absent.

There have been issues surrounding the emergence of Saraki as the leader in the absence of up to 51 lawmakers.

Meanwhile, the APC Chairman, John Oyegun, said that his party has come to live with the reality that Senator Bukola Saraki is now the Senate President.

He said, ”He has been duly elected by his colleagues, end of story. We have a reality and we must live with that reality.”