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Gbajabiamila commends outgoing British High Commissioner

Femi Gbajabiamila with Catriona Laing during the visit to National Assembly . Photo: Ibrahim Shehu/ Radio Nigeria.

Nigeria’s House speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has commended the outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, for her selfless service and collaborative efforts with the Nigerian Parliament during her 5-year assignment.

Gbajabiamila made the remark when he received Ms Laing and her team during a farewell visit to his office at the National Assembly, Abuja.

The House speaker said during her term, Ms. Laing provided a lot of support to the House which was helpful to the Parliament.

Gbajabiamila added “you and I, over time, had robust and engaging interactions. It was a very enriching time for me. I think your passion was so evident in our discussions.

“My prayer is that whoever succeeds you on that trajectory will carry on with the good job.

“I thank you for the interest in the work that we do here. You played a very critical role in the mentorship programme that I launched. At your age, I believe you still have so much to offer your country. We are really glad to have you around.” The speaker remarked.

One of the bills that the High Commission made contributions to, was the Electoral Act (Amendment Bill 2022), which was passed and later signed into law.

Earlier, the outgoing British High commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, told the Speaker that she witnessed two election cycles in Nigeria, having resumed in 2018 and described her experience in the country as wonderful.

Catriona Laing lauded the speaker for his immense support for women empowerment.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu, Editing by Tersoo Nicholas & Adeniyi Bakare