The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has said that Nigeria has contributed immensely to the political stability of the Commonwealth.

Kalu, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Levinus Nwabughiogu, stated this, at the 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth held at the British House of Commons in London, United Kingdom ( UK).

The deputy speaker, who stood in for the speaker, Tajudeen Abass, noted that
from peacekeeping missions to diplomatic initiatives to help resolve conflicts, the country has been at the forefront of efforts to maintain peace and security within the Commonwealth and the wider international community.

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According to him, ”The 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth, under the theme “One Resilient Common Future,” is a poignant reminder of the enduring spirit of unity and cooperation that binds our diverse nations together.

“As we celebrate the Commonwealth, we are also offered a moment to reflect on our collective journey and the pivotal role that Nigeria, as a proud member of this distinguished family, has played in promoting unity, contributing to the growth of the Commonwealth, and fostering global harmony.


“From peacekeeping missions to diplomatic initiatives to resolve
conflicts, we have been at the forefront of efforts to maintain peace and security within the Commonwealth and the wider international community. Our role in supporting democratic processes and institutions across the Commonwealth has helped to strengthen governance and promote political stability.

“Our commitment to the Commonwealth ideals of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law remains unwavering, and we shall continue to strive to embody these principles in our actions, both within and beyond our borders.”

Nevertheless, Kalu regretted the crisis in some parts of the world and called for a united action against global challenges such as war and conflict, climate change, and inequality amongst others.

“In a world ravaged by war and conflict, from the streets of Gaza to the fields of Ukraine, extending to the heart of Africa, our shared humanity is being threatened.

“Though geographically dispersed, these crises remind us of our intrinsic interconnectedness and the undeniable fact that our destinies are intertwined.

“As we look to the future, Nigeria remains committed to leveraging our natural and human resources to contribute to the growth and resilience of the Commonwealth. Only by working together can we address the global challenges of our time, including war and conflict, climate change, inequality, and the need for sustainable development. Nigeria’s vision is of a Commonwealth that is a model of cooperation in a fragmented world”, he stated.



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