Why The Lagos State House Of Assembly Decided To Train Its Staffs

Sunday Akintoye

The leadership of the Lagos State House of Assembly has promised its staff of continuous investment in training and capacity building for effective and efficient productivity.

The Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Azeez  Sanni disclosed this at a 5-Day workshop organized by the Assembly in conjunction with Legis 37 for Officers in the Legislative and Publication Directorates of the Assembly held in Abuja.

He said this year’s theme “Capacity Building in the Legislature: A panacea for the Sustaining Effective Performance” was carefully chosen for the realization of the correct legislative procedures in the 21st century.

According to him, it is a well known fact that for any government to be fully successful, it must constantly invest in the training or capacity building of its staff.

He said, “a vibrant, efficient and well  informed work force is an invaluable and indispensable asset to any government.”

He further disclosed that, the success story of the legislative house, its remarkable achievements over the years, progress and rising profile as a highly successful legislature in the Federation are based on the fact that  leadership of the House places so much premium on staff development, training, retraining capacity building both locally and internationally.

He however commended the personal commitment and dedication of staff to their primary responsibilities and ensuring that the policy thrusts of the House are successfully implemented.

The Clerk also used the occasion to commend the team of experts, experienced and seasoned lecturers in the field of legislative training for being professional, adding that their performance and dedication to the vision and mission of the legislature and indeed their partnership in ensuring that the best themes and topics are carefully selected and treated in the program are second to none.

He equally appreciated the leadership of the House, particularly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for deeming it fit to always approve  funds for the training and retraining of staff at the Legis 37 workshop .

Some of the topics treated at the workshop included: the Bill Process, Public Hearing, The Procedure and Challenges, Impeachment Process; Implementation and Abuse , An Overview of the Influence of the Committee System in the Legislature, Factors Militating Against Effective Oversight in the Nigerian Legislature, among others.

More than one hundred Officers attended the workshop.

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