The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday met with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, where they discussed issues and explored partnership in critical areas.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said Gbajabiamila and Mohammed also discussed issues relating to electoral reforms, gender-based violence, enabling environment for more women in politics, improvement of public financial management systems, managing Africa’s debt crisis as well as improving social investment and social protection systems in Nigeria.
It was titled ‘Gbajabiamila meets UN Dep. Sec. Gen., Mohammed, discusses social, economic devt, others.’
The statement quoted Gbajabiamila confirming that the issues aligned with the priorities of the House in its Legislative Agenda.
The Speaker said he looked forward to working with the Office of UN Deputy Secretary-General and the UN Resident Coordinator in taking things forward.
The discussion concluded with an agreement to explore partnerships in helping to deliver impact in the stated areas, particularly through specific legislative interventions which reflect the priorities of Nigerians, according to the statement.
Present at the meeting were the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, Mr. William Kallon; the Special Assistant to the DSG, Hadiza Elayo; Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator, Fred Eno; and the Special Adviser to the Speaker on International and Inter-Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Dapo Oyewole.