The Economic Community of West African States Parliament has expressed admiration for the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, affirming its status as one of the leading Institute with the capacity to develop democratic institutions and governance across the continent.
The Speaker of the Regional Parliament, Sidie Tunis, made this known during a visit with the Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly EALA, Joseph Ntakirutimana, to the Institute on Friday.
While speaking, Rt.Hon Sidie Tunis, Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, acknowledged that NILDS has the requisite legislative knowledge and competence to deliver capacity building for respective African countries.
He urged the various legislative bodies across the continent to take advantage of the diverse courses and programmes offered by the Institute to enhance their capacities.
In his remarks, DG NILDS, Prof. Abubakar O. Sulaiman assured the delegation of the readiness of the Institute to provide capacity development services to democratic institutions and governance across the continent.
“Laws can not be made on the altar of ignorance,” Prof. Sulaiman said, calling other African governments to replicate NILDS in their countries. He stated.