NILDS Secures Beneficial Alliance As It Partakes in Tokyo International Conference of African Development

  • Monday September 2, 2019 09:11 AM
  • NILS Press Corps

The Director General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, who is presently attending the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development ( TICAD7) in Japan with the delegation from the Institute comprising of the Director, Legislative Support Services, Prof. Tawfiq Ladan and a Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Omoregbe Asemota joined other high powered delegation from across Africa and world over to discuss Africa's development at the conference themed "Advancing Africa's Development through People, Technology and Innovation".

While informing the press about the key benefits of the Institute's participation, the Director, Legislative Support Services, Prof. Tawfiq Ladan, who spoke on behalf of the Director General said that the Japan-Nigeria Parliamentary League,facilitated by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies is being promoted to address information gaps on trade -investment, legal and policy regimes that affect businesses and how Parliamentarians and Parliamentary staff can be empowered through exchange programs for improved investor friendly legislation.

"The conference is bound to build special partnership of trust with Africa for improved agro-allied businesses, health sector technology, manufacturing sector and ICT infracstucture, all of which NILDS will leverage on to build capacity of legislators in Nigeria and the Africa Region", he informed.

The Institute, a knowledge management hub which strengthens capacities of legislators in Nigeria and beyond and ensures that the positions and proposals of the National Assembly are informed by requisite research and analytical support, with the addition of democratic studies to its name through an amendment Act in 2017 has been mandated to provide capacity development services to democratic institutions and governance in Nigeria.

With the attendance of over twenty African Presidents, diverse international organisations,Captains of Industries,numerous investors in Africa as well other stakeholders, the participation of NILDS in the high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and Africa’s development partners on issues pertaining to economic growth, trade and investment, sustainable development, human security, peace and stability and government will bring about the required collaborations for the Institute to advance democratic governance in Nigeria.