NILDS, NTA Enters Partnership For The Advancement of Democracy In Nigeria

  • Friday September 20, 2019 08:32 AM
  • NILS Press Corps

In realizing a partnership that works for not only building the capacity of the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria, the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies has entered an agreement with the Nigerian Television Authority to advance democratic institutions in Nigeria through requisite training, research, analysis and international exchange of knowledge and experience that will facilitate the needed actions for the advancement of democracy in Nigeria.

The collaboration was reached during the courtesy visit paid to the Director General, of the NTA, Mallam Yakubu Ib’n Mohammed by the Management of the Institute, led by its Director General, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman on Thursday, 19th September, 2019.

The Director General, NILDS commended the NTA , who he said has always been on hand to provide News coverage for the Institute’s programmes, he implored the NTA to do more in showcasing NILDS’ activities which are targeted at advancing legislative practices and procedures as well as advancing democracy in Nigeria and beyond.
“The NTA, as an agency that sets agenda and broadcasts the gains of democracy to the populace is a critical stakeholder in the country, and it is pertinent that the stride being taken by NILDS is not obscure”, the DG said.

Prof. Sulaiman informed that the Institute carries out an annual Quiz Competition on Legislature and Democracy for Senior Secondary Schools in the F.C.T, he calls on the NTA to provide a live coverage for the 5th edition coming up in January, 2020. He further informed that the Quiz competition instills the knowledge of the legislature and the workings of democracy in general in the budding students which he believes is a good foundation to building future leaders and global shapers.

In response, the Director General, NTA extols the contribution of Prof. Sulaiman to NTA’s programming through indepth analysis each time he had appeared as a guest in the past, he assured that it is time for NTA to pay back by supporting his works at NILDS.

Mallam Ib’n Mohammed reiterated that the frequent training workshops, roundtable and other summit being organized by NILDS of late will naturally draw media attention to the enormous work being carried out at the Institute. He further assures that when the time of the Quiz competition beckons, the NTA will give its support in every way possible.

The meeting reached a high point with exchange of souvenirs between the two Directors General.