Thursday, 18 March 2010
Over 100 Nigerians converged in New York last Saturday to form the Nigeria Peoples' Parliament In Diaspora (NPPID). The historic event was convened by the pro-democracy United States-based Nigeria Democratic Liberty Forum (NDLF), to provide the opportunity for Nigerians with diverse professional backgrounds to come together and fashion practical ways to ensure the emergence of an economically-developed and politically stable Nigerian State. The maiden session of the Parliament witnessed the election of Dr. Okey Ndibe as the Speaker, Mr. Laolu Akande as the Deputy Speaker and Mr. George Komi as the Clerk. The Members of Parliament introduced themselves, showing that a cross-section of Nigerian ethnic groups was represented. The Parliamentary Rules and Procedures, including its Standing Orders, were adopted and the session commenced with Members of Parliament (MP) expressing passion and ideas about how to solve the problems confronting their beloved nation.
culled from saharareporters