OrderPaperToday– Deputy president of the Senate, Ovie Omo-agege, has urged Nigerian diplomatic missions to be more diligent in their service to Nigerians.

He made this known when he paid a courtesy call to the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, where he attended the 25th Biennial Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth.

In a press release issued by Omo-agege’s special adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yomi Odunuga on Saturday, he urged Nigerian foreign missions to exemplify Nigeria High Commission in Canada which he stated is “catering for citizens’ needs and projecting national interest.”

Commending the acting High Commissioner and staff of the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Omo-Agege said, “I thank you for the good job that you have been doing and the way and manner you have been projecting our government and our country.

“Unlike our missions in many other countries, the reports we have been receiving through the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is really good, especially in respect of the way and manner you take good care of our citizens’ needs here in Canada.”

He continued, “Also, worthy of praise is the way and manner you have also projected the vision and mission of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level Agenda.

“Apart from being the deputy president of the Senate, as most of you know, I am also a stakeholder in the Next Level Agenda; therefore, when I see the value you add to the agenda, in support of the lresident, I want to acknowledge that you are doing much for the nation’s interest.”

The deputy president continued, “I came here to attend the conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers from Commonwealth nations; we have done most of the plenary work and the critical workshops are coming to an end.

“I extend my deepest appreciation to the acting High Commissioner and all of you for the very warm reception given to me since I arrived Canada, you have made us to feel very much at home that it is like we are in Nigeria and you have taken good care of us .”


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