DEPARTMENT: Democracy and Governance


The department is headed by a Director who leads a team of experts (research fellows). The key objective of the Department is to facilitate training courses on democracy, political culture and development. It will also promote democracy issues in Nigeria and beyond through training, advocacy, networking, action-oriented research, publications and documentation

Structure of the Department

The Department is composed of the following departmental units

Democratic And Election Unit

Media and Civil Society Organizations Unit

Peace, Conflict And Security Unit

Inter-Governmental Relations Unit

Foreign Policy and International Organization Unit

Recent Publications


The structure of the National Assembly 

Powers and functions of the National Assembly

The Administration of the National Assembly

The government budget is a very important tool of economic management.

NILDS Quiz Thematic Areas

Find out more about the people, places and events in the parliament. 

Director of the Department

Prof. Adewale Aderemi

Prof. Adewale Aderemi is an Associate Professor of Political Economy and Development Studies.  He holds degrees in Political Science (Ibadan), Politics of International Resources and Development (Leeds UK) and PhD (Leeds Beckett UK). He was a Guinness, Foreign and Commonwealth scholar, Archie Mafeje Fellow (Africa Institute of South Africa),Tracking Development PhD Fellow (Afrika Studie Centruum, Leisen), pioneer CODESRIA South-South laureate Havana, Cuba and Social Science Reserach Council New York Fellow. He was  Head, Department of Political Science Lagos State University and Research Director Africa Asia Development Policy Research Institute (AADPRI). He is well published and has presented papers in scientific conferences all over the World. He has an extensive consultancy experience.