Dankwambo, Akpabio, Others Attend 148th IPU Assembly In Geneva

Senator representing Gombe North, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo, alongside the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, and Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong, among others, are currently attending the ongoing 148th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at the International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

Former Gombe governor and his colleagues are attending the IPU as the delegation of the Nigerian Parliament.

The Nigerian delegation is led by Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, President of the 10th Senate and a member of the executive committee of the Inter-parliamentary Union General Assembly.

Akpabio said, “It is a privilege to join parliamentarians from around the world in discussing the crucial theme of Parliamentary Diplomacy: Building bridges for humanitarian peace and understanding.

“In a world where 56 countries were affected by armed conflict in 2023, as reported by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the IPU Assembly serves as a vital platform for fostering parliamentary dialogue and diplomacy on a global scale, complementing the efforts of the United Nations and other multilateral forums.

“Throughout this Assembly, significant resolutions will be deliberated, including those that address the social and humanitarian implications of autonomous weapon systems and artificial intelligence, as well as initiatives to promote partnerships for climate action.

“These efforts aim to ensure access to affordable green energy while emphasizing innovation, responsibility, and equity.”


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