Nigeria’s Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has been awarded with an international appointment of “Ambassador-at-Large” for the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).

The appointment letter which was dated March 16, 2019 and acknowledged by Ambassador Friday Sani, the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African Countries, stated that subject to the approval by the World Secretary General of the IHRC, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed as one of the revered Ambassadors-at-Large of the multinational organization.

From the appointment letter made public to the media, Ambassador Friday Sani highlighted that “while our role as a regional body is to promote and encourage institutions and persons to uphold human dignity across the world, we must not fail to mention the commendation of our Nigerian team over your resolute efforts in the stability of your country and your firm leadership of the Nigerian Senate which is adjudged to be among the most proactive parliaments across the world”.

“Besides, the Commission is not unmindful of the maturity that you recently displayed in the face of an obvious provocation in your constituency during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections”.

The Nigerian Senate President has accepted the nomination and expressed his appreciation to the IHRC. In his new capacity, Dr. Saraki is widely expected to lead the diplomatic team of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on diplomatic missions across the world.