Executive-Legislative Relationship, Fundamental to Nation Building- DG, NILDS


  • Wednesday January 29, 2020 07:57 AM
  • NILS Press Corps

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies organized a four-day training program, on effective inter personal relations and communication skills for higher productivity in Borno state public service; the training kicked off on January 21, 2020 and came to a close on Friday, January 24, 2020.

The event, which took place at the Institute came in the context of the roadmap for building democratic institutions in Nigeria and aimed to providing participants with basic principles for efficient management of the public service in Nigeria. The participants drawn from personal staff and aides of the Deputy Governor of Borno state were taken through modules included Overview of the Nigerian Public Service: Issues, Challenges and Prospects, Personnel Management functions and Policies in the Public Service, Report Writing Skills and Techniques among others.

The participants were also informed about time management and inter personal relations, record management and the use of ICT tools.
Expressing his gratitude on behalf of the participants, the Chief of Staff to the Borno State Deputy Governor, Mr. Haruna Hassan commended the Institute for its astute commitment towards development of democracy by enhancing the capacity of democratic institutions and personnel. He added that with the salient knowledge the participants have acquired at NILDS, they should be able to raise their individual and collective productivity at work.

In his response, Director General of NILDS, Prof. Abubakar .O. Sulaiman stated that the programme is part of the broader agenda of the Institute to expand the frontiers of not only legislative capacity competencies but advancing democratic institutions across the country and impacting the landscape of Africa’s democracy. “The Institute remains a critical knowledge management hub and capacity development organ . We would continue to provide both supply and demand-driven training approach, in line with World-best practices, to close the huge knowledge gap and deliver continued technical support to the legislature and democratic institutions” he said.

The Director General added that the completion of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, Permanent Site and Ultra-modern, multi-facility Conference Centre, which has the capacity to sit, between 100, 200 to 1,000 participants simultaneously, would help the Institute implement its agenda and achieve its set goals for Nigeria and Africa’s democracy