DEPARTMENT: Legislative Support Services
The Department of Legislative Support Services is one of the core departments of the Institute and is responsible for discharging the core responsibilities of the Institute and providing legislative assistance to members of the legislature. The Department is headed by a Director with two divisions headed by Deputy Directors. The Department has a team of Researchers and Legislative Drafters responsible for providing legislative services to the National Assembly, State Houses of Assemblies and ECOWAS Parliament.
NILDS is actively involved to ensure the quality and effectiveness of laws,
This includes the following:
- Legislative Drafting
- Drafting of Motions and Resolutions
- Bill Analysis and Scrutiny
- Support for Committees
- Issue/Sector/Data Briefs
Functions of The Department (Other Support Activities)
Director of the Department
Prof. Edoba Bright Omoregie, SAN
Prof Edoba Bright Omoregie is a Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law and Legislative Governance. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992. He received his legal education at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos. He has been a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Benin since January 1998 till date. Professor Omoregie possesses PhD in Comparative Constitutional Law, specializing in Federalism and Governance. He has taught Legislative Drafting and Process, Legislative Studies and Electoral Legal and Regulatory Framework for over 10 years at the postgraduate level in the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) under the UNIBEN/NILDS Postgraduate Programmes. Professor Omoregie is the Ag. Director of the Department of Legislative Support Services in the Institute on National Assignment (leave of absence) from the University of Benin. He has occupied the position since October, 2019. Professor Omoregie’s publications have appeared in numerous academics platforms both in and outside Nigeria. He is a member of the International Bar Association, Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel, the International Association of Legislation and the Federal Union, among several other international academic bodies. He is widely travelled and happily married with children.