The National Institute for Legislative Studies Capacity Building Project (NILS-CAP) is a project jointly funded by the National Assembly (NASS), and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) is an organ of the Nigerian National Assembly, which replaces the Policy Analysis and Research Project (PARP) following the signing into law by President Goodluck Jonathan of the National Institute for Legislative Studies Act 2011 on March 2nd 2011.
The NILS-CAP which builds on the gains of PARP, will be ACBF’s anchor-institution for promoting good governance in Nigeria and across the West African sub-region through the strengthening of the capacity of the legislatures. NILS has been chosen as a partner following its dependable profile in the training and retraining of legislators and parliamentary staff in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole, which has been of tremendous benefit to the consolidation of democratic gains in the sub-region. The grant agreement and funding protocol was signed on the 27th of March 2014.
NILS-CAP Technical Committee operations are directed by a Technical Committee made up of the Following:
|Dr. Ladi Hamalai, MFR||Director General, NILS||Chairperson|
|Prof. Okechukwu Oko||DLSS||Member|
|Dr. Badayi M. Sani||DRT NILS||Member|
|Mr. John Azumah||DAF ECOWAS Parliament||Member|
|Dr. Kabeer Garba||Bureau Manager of ECOWAS Parliament||Member|
The Secretariat is manned by the following:
|Ms. Valentina A. Tetteh||Programme Manager|
|Mr. Egwuatu U. Onyejelem||Administrative Officer|
|Dr. A.G. Abiola||Deputy Director, Research NILS & Desk Officer for NILS-CAP|
|Mrs. Rahila N. Habu||Finance Officer NILS|
|Mr. Bruno Achana||HR Manager, ECOWAS Parliament NILS-CAP Desk Officer|
NILS-CAP will support the Nigerian and ECOWAS parliaments by strengthening the capacities of the parliamentarians and staff towards promoting good governance at both the national and regional levels. There are four components covered by the NILS-CAP, which include institutional strengthening, training, networking and research, with seven sections in the work plans for 2014 and 2015.
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Programme Manager / Responsable du Programme
Administrative Officer / Officier Administratif