NASS Open Week: NILDS Sets Agenda For Public Engagement And Information Delivery
As the first National Assembly Open Week which seeks to broaden public understanding and improve public confidence in the legislature draws near, the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS provides a roadmap for citizens’ engagement and effective public information management.
This is coming against the backdrop of the valuable contributions of Clerks of Parliaments to Parliamentary bureaucracy. The 2-Day Workshop on State Legislatures and Public Engagement: The Role of Clerks, which is billed to commence on the 5th through to the 6th of July, 2018 in Abuja.
The DG NILS Prof. Ladi Hamalai while disclosing this, stated that the workshop is to create greater and wider platform for greater participation in the democratic process. The 8th National Assembly is committed to not only informing the public but continuously engaging the citizens with the aim to increase involvement with the legislature and promote participation of Clerks in the Parliament across the 36 state Assemblies.
This training which is supported by YIAGA Africa, is coming against the background of the growing public concerns on the need for wider engagement with parliaments and the imperative of interaction between the legislature and key stakeholders.
Seasoned resource persons have been carefully selected by the organizers, NILDS including academics and experienced practitioners to handle different sessions at the workshop. Participants from the 36 State Houses of Assembly are expected to take part in this workshop.