NILDS AND JOHNS HOPKINS BEGIN TALKS ON COLLABORATION ON DEMOCRATIC CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT


  • Friday November 22, 2019 10:52 AM
  • NILS Press Corps

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS and Johns Hopkins University have opened talks on the feasibility of innovative, positive and timely solutions to rapidly changing emerging democracies like Nigeria and other countries in the ECOWAS Sub region.

Part of what came to the fore at a meeting in Washington D.C between the delegations of NILDS led by its Director General, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman and Johns Hopkins University, led by the Director, African Studies Program, Prof. Peter Lewis, was the need for continued professional development for leaders in Nigeria through standard professional programmes, which will provide advancement for not just legislators but also leaders in the Executive.

In a similar development, the Institute’ delegation met with the Former Mayor of Minnesota, Sen. Norm Coleman to explore ways through which it can collaborate with US Congress to deepen democracy in Nigeria.

The delegation, consisting of a Professor Okechukwu Oko, Barrister Gabriel Igboko and Assistant Manager, Training at NILDS, Ms. Joy Makeri, while in the United States of America will also participate in the African Studies Conference, taking place in Boston.