“Extend More Services To States”, Plateau State Deputy Governor Implores NILDS.


  • Friday September 20, 2019 19:23 PM
  • NILS Press Corps

The Director General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman played host to the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, on September, 20, 2019.

During the meeting, His Excellency Tyoden who discussed several cooperation matters and ways to strengthen democratic institutions across the states of the federation stated that the level of visibility the Institute has enjoyed within 100days the DG has spent in office is impressive and expressed his desire to see NILDS’ services extend to the States as well.

Prof. Tyoden congratulated the Director General on hitting the ground running and repositioning the flagship Institute to boost capacity of the legislature and deepen democracy across the country.

On the occasion, views were exchanged about the role of the Institute in advancing democracy in the country, prospects for further cooperation with state legislatures and state governments as a whole.

While thanking the Deputy Governor for his visit, Prof. Abubakar assured that the impact of NILDS will not only be felt at the National level, but efforts are ongoing to ensure that all the States benefit from the services of the Institute.

“NILDS has been a vanguard for strengthening democratic processes, structures and institutions in Nigeria and the African region, the Institute has been successful in improving the technical capacity of legislators and legislative support staff in various aspects of legislative practice and procedure”, Abubakar said.