Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Hon Aminu Shehu Shagari has tasked participants at the 3-Day specialized Training Workshop on Report Writing in Lome, Togo, to take a cue from Nigeria’s National Institute for Legislative Studies and begin the process of producing Legislative manuals in their respective Parliamentary jurisdictions. This he said would greatly enhance and promote legislative effectiveness.
The Honourable Member, House of Representatives, who gave this charge noted that these manuals, which is a novel initiative in the whole of West African Parliaments has tremendously assisted the House of Representatives in Nigeria, in its on-going review, which is in a bid to domesticate the manuals for the House of Representatives.
NILS has so far, produced a number of procedural manuals in critical areas of legislative practice and procedures to facilitate operations of the National Assembly.
The workshop on Specialized Report Writing Skills, aims at developing a range of essential writing and communication skills of Parliamentary Staff of ECOWAS Member-states.
This workshop, is the second in the series of Regional training workshops designed and implemented by the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), as part of its mandate and efforts to provide continuous technical support to Parliamentarians and support staff in the sub-region.
Participants were drawn from ECOWAS Parliament, National Parliament of ECOWAS member-states, representing, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, La Cote D’Ivoire, The Gamabia, Ghana, Gunea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, and Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and the host country, Togo.
The training programme which is aimed at enabling the Parliamentarians provide effective legislation, is supported by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) to assist the National Institute for Legislative Studies, NILS, in its programme on accelerated training for legislators and Parliamentary staff.