NILDS Breaks New institutional Grounds With the Inauguration of Academic Advisory Board

  • Monday September 23, 2019 07:39 AM
  • NILS Press Corps

Africa’s foremost capacity development Institute on democratic studies, the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, has yet again, broken new grounds with the epoch making inauguration of Members of NILDS Academic Advisory Board.

At a brief ceremony at the temporary site of the Institute, the Director General NILDS, Prof. Abubakar, Olanrewaju Sulaiman, charged the seven-man Board, led by Prof. Nuhu Yaqub to discharge its assignment with commitment to excellence, national interest, and focus on the realization of NILDS Institutional mandate and sustenance of democracy.

“The vison of the Institute is to be a world-class multi-disciplinary policy-oriented research entity, capable of improving the quality of legislative practices and procedures and strengthening democratic institutions through post graduate teaching, research, policy analysis, training and provision of legislative support services. It is in light of this vision, that it is imperative to refocus the institute by establishing an Academic Advisory Board, comprising seasoned experts outside the institute’s pool of experts that can help us achieve the objectives as captured in your Terms of Reference.”

The Academic Board, comprising 7 Professors from diverse fields has a 2 year term, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance, with Prof Nuhu Yaqub as Chairman, Prof. Mohamed Tabiu, Prof. Yusuf Zoaka, Prof. Adigun Agbaje, Prof. Jamila Nasir, Prof. Peter Chukwuyem Egbon and Prof. Badayi Sani as members.

Their appointment takes effect from today, 20th September, 2019.