Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Secretary General, United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, have agreed that the security and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs issues in Nigeria required global solution.
The two leaders spoke during a special meeting with 12 heads of parliaments from different parts of the world, including Nigeria, to discuss the issue of security problems in many countries and the resultant mass displacement of people from their traditional abode.
The meeting, held at the UN headquarters as part of activities scheduled to hold during the 4th United Nations Conference for Parliamentary Heads in New York, lasted for over an hour, and was attended by parliamentary heads from Italy, Switzerland, Vietnam, Kuwait, Lithuania and Nigeria, among others.
Saraki, who briefed the press after the meeting, said Ban Ki Moon told the parliamentary heads that the UN viewed with seriousness the issue of terrorism, rehabilitation of IDPs and general insecurity which he said further worsened the cases of poverty, underdevelopment and disrespect for the dignity of human persons.
The senate president, according to a statement issued from his media office in Abuja, further stressed the important role of the parliament in providing proper oversight and ensuring accountability and openness while enacting laws that will benefit their constituents.
Saraki said he came out of the meeting with Ban Ki Moon more energized to get the much needed support for the IDPs and those affected by terrorism in the north eastern part of his home country, Nigeria.
The senate president, who will address the plenary of the world conference today, is also billed to hold bilateral meetings with heads of parliaments of Britain, Germany and France.


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