The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen is to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, on the absence of Nigerian mission in Iraq.
The Speaker’s decision followed a concern raised by the Iraqi Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Anwer Saeed Aljabali during a courtesy call on the Speaker on Tuesday.
Abbas, who expressed surprise that Nigeria does not currently have a mission in Iraq where her citizens could run to for help, said he would take up the matter with Amb. Tuggar with a view to addressing the matter.
According to the Speaker, Iraq is an important country in the comity of nations, which was why Nigeria efforts must be made to make the Nigerian mission in that country operational.
“I want to assure you that we will take this matter up. I will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to find ways of resolving the issues so that Nigerian Mission in Iraq will be open once again,” the Speaker said.
Abbas also informed the Iraqi Ambassador to Nigeria that the 10th House has established a Parliamentary Friendship Group that would relate with the Iraqi Parliament for better cooperation between the two countries