NILDS SEEKS COLLABORATION WITH JICA TOWARDS ADVANCING DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA


  • Friday September 13, 2019 12:53 PM
  • NILS Press Corps


The Director General of National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, Prof. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman has hinted that democracy will not thrive without a knowledgeable legislature. He said as part of the efforts to strengthen democratic institutions, improve the capacity of lawmakers, it has become imperative for the Institute, being a training hub of the legislature in Nigeria to deepen relationship with Japan by leveraging on the technical cooperation services offered by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Speaking during a courtesy call made to his office in Abuja on Thursday, September 12, 2019 by the Country Representative of JICA, Ms. Makoko, sues for technical assistance in the areas of capacity building for members of various legislative Committees, Information technology for purposes of electronic system of parliament administration.

Makoko stated that hitherto the focus of their technical corporation has been on professionals and members of the Executive arm of government. She pledged that moving forward, JICA would begin to shift its perspective towards the members of the legislature in enhancing their comprehensive capacities to address developmental challenges.