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NILS to become capacity devt hub in W’Africa

By Bisi Alabi Williams   |   28 April 2015   |   4:35 am  

Dr Ladi Hamalai

Dr Ladi Hamalai

THE management of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) has promised to transit from a research and knowledge management centre to a capacity development hub in West Africa.

Director General of the institute, Dr. Ladi Hamalai, made this known yesterday in a release explaining the institute’s experiences at the just concluded general elections.

According to the release, the institute exhibited its critical role in election observation during the Presidential and National Assembly Elections across the country. In a bid to promote qualitative lawmaking, entrench good governance and propagate enduring democracy, the institute i ensured that the mandate was carried out across all geo political zones of the federation in line with the Independent Electoral Commission’s (INEC) laid down guidelines for domestic election observers.

The release reads, “As part of its creative strategy to conferring further integrity on observation of the elections and getting Nigerians across board, particularly the youth and the young at heart to place more premium on the process, NILS embedded nonpartisan Celebrities in the various observation teams across the country.

“Their presence became significant by building the confidence of many voters as they openly expressed it, also it created the atmosphere of conviviality at the election centers, while evoking excitement in many voters, moreover, it riveted the focus and attention of the youth, the adults and the elderly on the election process and ultimately galvanized voters and renewed enthusiasm for democracy.”



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