NILDS: Nigeria’s Cambridge and Harvard – Akpabio.

L-R: Chairman, Senate Committee on NDDC, Sen. Asuquo Ekpenyong, Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru, DG of NILDS, Prof. Abubakar O Sulaiman, President of the Senate and Chairman, NILDS' Governing Council, Dist. Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, Senate Leader, Dist. Sen. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, CON, Chairman, Sen. Committee on Solid Minerals, Sen. Osita Ngwu, During the Tour of NILDS' Permanent Site by President of the Senate on Friday, 7th June, 2024.

NILDS: Nigeria’s Cambridge and Harvard – Akpabio.

The President of the Senate and Chairman of the NILDS Governing Council, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, has drawn a parallel between the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) and Cambridge and Harvard Universities.

During a historic visit to the state-of-the-art Institute on Friday, the President of the Senate commended Prof. Abubakar O. Sulaiman, the Director-General of NILDS, for the Institute’s impressive facilities and its significant potential contributions to Nigerian democracy.

“With this infrastructure, Nigerians no longer need to travel overseas for legislative training. This is our own Cambridge and Harvard,” Sen. Akpabio,stated.

At the event, Prof. Sulaiman unveiled NILDS’ latest publication, “25 Years of Democracy and Development in Nigeria,” which features a foreword by the President of the Senate.

The publication chronicles Nigeria’s democratic journey and development since 1999.

NILDS Trains Legislative Aides for Effective Service Delivery.

Accompanying him were Senate Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, Sen. Osita Ngwu, Sen. Asuquo Ekpenyong, and Sen. Abiru Adetokunbo.

In a similar development, the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Rt. Hon. Maimounatou Ibrahima visited NILDS to seek the institute’s assistance in the capacity development of parliamentarians and their support staff.

The Director-General, Prof. Abubakar O. Sulaiman assured her of the Institute’s readiness to provide its services to the ECOWAS Parliament, emphasizing their commitment to the advancement and overall well-being of the sub-region.

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