Legislative Institute Trains 50 Lawyers to Assist Inexperienced Lawmakers – THISDAYLIVE

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The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abuja, has in the last six months, trained 50 lawyers that would provide legislative support for incoming lawmakers in the 10th National and state Assemblies.

No fewer than 70 per cent of the current lawmakers in the National Assembly, most of whom are ranking members holding sensitive positions including chairmen of committees, had lost their bid to return following the outcome of the just concluded party primaries.

The development would obviously leave a vacuum for their successors to fill giving the fact that most of them are first timers who would need lots of support from technically trained legislative drafters.

The Director-General of NILDS, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, said the purpose of training lawyers for such purpose, was to equip federal and state assemblies with highly…



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