About 80 Commonwealth countries are expected to participate in the 51st edition of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA’s) regional conference scheduled to hold in Nigeria in July.
Inaugurating the Local Organising Committee for the conference, House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said the event will provided an opportunity for Nigeria to tell its own story.
He urged members of the LOC to make the country proud.
Gbajabiamila told the committee The Speaker noted that with parliamentarians from about 80 countries expected to converge on Nigeria in July, the host country cannot afford to fail in showcasing its positives to the outside world.members to be mindful of the nation’s international image.
He said: “Being one of the biggest parliamentary conferences in the world, we cannot fail or fall short of the standard expected of the numero uno (number one) country in Africa.
“This conference is bound to project us positively or otherwise. That is why you have to dedicate your time to the project from now till then, because we cannot afford to fail.”