A former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has bagged a new appointment as the Chief Coordinator of the International Parliamentary Congress, (IPC) in Africa.
Ekweremadu’s appointment was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary-General of IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.
According to Saif, the IPC endeavours to promote parliamentary dialogue, oversight of Climate Change, Food Security, Human Rights, Peace, Security, Conflict Resolution and Interfaith Harmony, Trade, Investment and Development Corporation, Health Research, Standardisation, Quality Control, Human Development and Observation of Elections across the world.
He said Ekweremadu’s influence, experience, and goodwill shall be needed by IPC to directly partake in projects for the general welfare of African nations and to uphold democracy.
Meanwhile, Ekweremadu, who has accepted the appointment pledged to work for the realisation of the laudable ideals and objectives of the IPC as he also expressed optimism that the world would benefit immensely from the rising influence of parliaments in global affairs.
Ekweremadu noted that injustice, repression, poverty, hunger, environmental degradation, and weakening of democracy and its values in any part of the world equally holds severe consequences for the rest of the globe.