WASHINGTON DC USA. The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, recently went to Washington DC to attend the launch of the United States President, Mr Donald Trump’s Strategy for Africa
The Trump plan, according to the US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Mr Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., will focus more on increasing foreign direct investment into Africa.
The plan is in line with the Legislative Agenda of the 8th National Assembly, which is reforming the Nigerian economy, through strategic legislation that will help promote increased participation of private sector players.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, the new United States Strategy, argues for more effective utilisation of existing US resources on the continent.
Members of the delegation also on the trip include: Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; Minority Whip Sen. Philip Aduda; Chairman Senate Committee on Rules and Business Sen. Baba Kaka Garbai; Chairman Senate Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations and Diaspora Senator Rose Oko and Chairman House Committee on Telecommunications, Hon. Fijabi Saheed Akinade; Chairman House Committee On Justice Rt Hon. Mr Rasak Atunwa and Hon. Hassan Saleh Chairman House Committee on Local Contents.
Also on the trip are: the Chairperson House Committee on Women in Parliament Hon. Evelyn Oboro Omavowan; Chairman House Committee on Freedom of Information Hon. Gabriel Okoye Onyenwife; Hon. Sunday Marshal Katung and the Director General National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) Prof. Ladi Hamalai.