The establishment of new joint institutions among members of the Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly has been proposed by Okpolupm Etteh, the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on University Education in the House of Representatives.

At the conclusion of the first session of the OACPS-EU Consultative meeting in Luanda, Angola, the congressman made the call, according to a statement released on Saturday by his Media Unit. The theme of the conference was “A New Dawn in OACPS-EU Relations: Towards a People-Led Partnership.”

According to Etteh, a lawmaker from Akwa Ibom State’s Eket/ONNA/Esit Eket/Ibeno Federal Constituency, the new joint institutions’ grand opening would foster teamwork and cooperation for more effective regional legislative operations.

In addition, he marked the signing of the Samoa Agreement on November 15, 2023, which superseded the Lomé Convention of 1975 and the Cotonou Agreement of 2000.

On the other hand, he did mention that Nigeria is one of the few nations that has not yet signed the Samoa pact.

Inaugurating new joint institutions for successful collaboration among regional parliaments is made easier by this event, which gives members of the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly a better footing. He spoke.

Three members of the Nigerian delegation—Hon. Ishaya David Lalu, Hon. Amobi Godwin Ogah, and Hon. Murtala Usman Banye—were led by Rt. Hon. Dr Adewunmi Onanuga, the Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives.

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