Coming on the heels of his retirement,Senate President, Bukola Saraki accepted the nomination of the International Human Rights Commission IHRC, as its ambassador.
In his new capacity, Dr. Saraki will lead the diplomatic team of the IHRC in various diplomatic missions across the worldThis comes even as many had prophesied oblivion for him as he vacates his seat at the senate.
According to a statement by his media office, the letter of nomination reads ,
” 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 nomination was approved by the World Secretary General of the IHRC