• Legislative Support Services
  • Research and Training
  • Democratic Studies
  • PostGraduate Studies
  • Finance and Administration

Legislative Support Services

The Department of Legislative Support Services is one of the core departments of the Institute and is responsible for discharging the core responsibilities of the Institute and providing legislative assistance to members of the legislature. The Department is headed by a Director with two divisions headed by Deputy Directors. The Department has a team of Researchers and Legislative Drafters responsible for providing legislative services to the National Assembly, State Houses of Assemblies and ECOWAS Parliament.

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Research and Training

The Department is engaged in conducting in-depth studies on various areas of interest to the legislators. Through research, data collection and analysis in various areas of development policy and economic management, the Institute assists the work of the National Assembly.

It plays a leading role in enabling the National Assembly to keep abreast of cutting-edge developments, and to contribute to the shaping of development perspectives and strategies.

The Institute collaborates with other policy research centres, universities, government and non-governmental institutions in order to ensure its technical quality in research. The output of such works are published in a language and style easily understood by members of the National Assembly and the general public.

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Democratic Studies

The department is headed by a Director who leads a team of experts (research fellows). The key objective of the Department is to facilitate training courses on democracy, political culture and development. It will also promote democracy issues in Nigeria and beyond through training, advocacy, networking, action-oriented research, publications and documentation

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Postgraduate Studies

The Department is headed by a Director and provides opportunities for continuing education and capacity development through Master’s Degree and Postgraduate Diploma rogrammes in Legislative Studies, Legislative Drafting, Parliamentary Administration, Election and Party Politics and Constitutional Law/Constitutional Development which have since taken irm roots. Other programmes to be introduced in include Diploma Programmes in Parliamentary Administration and Official Reporting as well as ProfessionalParliamentary Management Certificate Courses and Online Post-graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting.

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Finance and Administration

The Department, which is headed by a Director, has 2 divisions namely: – Finance and Administration and Human Resources. The divisions are headed by Deputy Directors. The finance division has 2 units namely Accounts and Stores and Supplies. The Administration and Human Resources division has 2 units namely Assets and Maintenance and Human esources. Each unit is supervised by a Manager to be assisted by Officers and Office Assistants.