By Raphael Ekpang
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege joined speakers and  presiding officers of Commonwealth in  Canada for a three-day parliamentary conference that will give further support to the Buhari administration’s pursuit of transparency, accountability and security goals.

A statement issued by Senator Omo-Agege’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga indicates that the focus of 25th Biennial Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth holding at the Senate of Canada Building, Ottawa is ‘Openness, Transparency, Accountability and Security’

According to the statement, parliamentary leaders from various Commonwealth countries are also scheduled to compare notes on parliamentary procedure and practice during the three-day conference.

“As part of its people-focused ideals, the All Progressives Congress’ Next Level agenda places much premium on transparency, accountability and the issue of security; it is no surprise that these ideals that the Deputy President of the Senate has passionately pursued have found resonance with parliamentary leaders across the Commonwealth.

“In the Senate Chamber at Ottawa Canada, Governor-General Julie Payette, Canadian Senate Speaker George Furey and House of Commons Speaker, Anthony Rota are among those scheduled to deliver remarks.

“The biennial conference is taking place in Ottawa from January 7 to 10, 2020.

“Along with Canada, the hosting country, Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Uganda, Cyprus and several other Commonwealth members are participating at the 25th Biennial Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth now going on in Ottawa, Canada,” he stated.

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