Yakubu Dogara visited the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, on Thursday, November 23, 2017, during his work trip to Italy.
The Speaker took to his official Twitter account (@YakubDogara) to announce the meeting with the Pope.
He posted, “Today, I had the great honour of meeting His Holiness, Pope Francis. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he is well informed about happenings in Nigeria and prays for peace in the country.”
Earlier on Tuesday, November 21, Dogara charged the international community to employ effective tactics to combat the scourge of human trafficking.
He said “The Mediterranean has today become the world’s biggest cemetery leaving deep wounds on humanity’s conscience that will over a period of time produce historical scars to serve as a testimony to the ineptitude of our generation in dealing with this problem.
“We are all involved in this crime either as perpetrators or those who are aiding and abetting human traffickers by standing aloof while they convince victims to embark on a supposed journey in search of a “better life” that has almost always ended in “bitter life” if not death.
“The partnership between our two friendly Nations must develop the needed tools to address the hopelessness that serve as motivation for the victims to want to risk to be trafficked and the greed of the traffickers.”
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