Senate President Bukola Saraki will leave for Russia on Tuesday on a three-day parliamentary visit. He would be accompanied by Senators Godswill Akpabio, Olusola Adeyeye, Monsurat Sunmonu, Duro Faseyi, Obinna Ogba and Ibrahim A. Danbaba
A statement from his media office said the visit is aimed at “deepening legislative best practices and further strengthening the relationship” between Russia and Nigeria.
During the visit, Saraki is expected to address the Senate of Russia which is the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia.
He would also hold meetings with Valentina Matviyenko, chairperson of the federation council; Vyacheslav Volodin, chairman of the state Duma; and Mikhail Bogdanov, deputy minister of foreign Aafairs of the Russian Federation, to exchange views on issues of Nigerian-Russian cooperation.
Nigerian senators will also hold side meetings with corresponding committees of the federation council of Russia.
The delegation is expected back in the country on June 22, 2018.