NASS, NILDS, READY FOR INDUCTION, INAUGURATION OF SENATORS, MEMBERS-ELECT
Following the conclusion of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, and the formal release of the authentic list of Senators and Honourable Members-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Management of the National Assembly, in conjunction with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) is now fully ready to carry out the induction of the newly elected members of the 10th Assembly ahead of the inauguration in June 2023.
As part of the efforts to ensure a very successful Induction and Inauguration exercise, the Management led by the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Alh.Sani Magaji Tambuwal has constituted a Central Planning Committee (CPC) made up of all the Secretaries in the National Assembly Service. Membership was also drawn from the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) and the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS).
The CPC, which is at the helm of the planning and implementation of the induction programme as well as the formal inauguration of the 10th Assembly, has further been divided into 11 specialized sub-committees to enhance effectiveness, efficiency, monitoring and coordination.
The Sub-committees include Programme Planning, Finance, Protocol and Ceremonials, Records and Documentation, Media and Publicity, Transport and Logistics, as well as Venue and Accommodation. Others are Security and Accreditation, Health and Medical Services, Civil Society Organisations/Development Partners and the Rapporteurs Team.
The Sub-committees, which report at weekly intervals to the CPC have since swung into action, holding strategy sessions and perfecting plans for a successful induction exercise. Infact, the Sub-committees are presently crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s and rearing to go.
It would be recalled that during the Inauguration of the CPC, then Ag. CNA Tambuwal who promised to deliver seamless Induction and Inauguration programmes, charged the members to put in their best and work as a united team towards the achievement of the desired objectives.
‘’We have a very huge task on our hands and we cannot afford to fail. Your duty is to work collectively as a team to deliver the best-ever, hitch-free Induction and Inauguration programmes the National Assembly has witnessed in its history’’, the CNA had declared.
Ali Barde Umoru, Ph.D
Information and Research & Chairman, Sub-Committee on Media and Publicity