The National Assembly is set to host a comprehensive training workshop for heads of ministries, departments, and agencies of the Federal Government, emphasizing the importance of legislative compliance. The event, scheduled for November 7 and 8, is designed to underscore the potential risks associated with disregarding resolutions passed by the federal parliament.
Lead consultant Alhaji Mohammed Aminu, Managing Partner and GMCL Managing Director, shared insights into the workshop’s objectives through a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. The focus will be on the theme, “The imperative of legislative compliance in deepening democracy and enhancing good governance.”
Aminu highlighted growing concerns about the non-compliance of government entities with resolutions from the Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives. The workshop aims to facilitate constructive dialogue and provide a platform for ministries and agencies to align government actions with legislative input.
“The imperative of legislative compliance cannot be overstated, as it is fundamental to the democratic process and the realization of good governance,” emphasized Aminu.
Distinguished figures expected at the two-day event include Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Lateef Fagbeni, National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu, and the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari, among others.
The workshop’s agenda will cover diverse topics, including the legal framework governing legislative compliance, the roles and responsibilities of various government entities, and case studies illustrating successful compliance initiatives.
GMCL’s Managing Director noted that the workshop, employing panel discussions, expert presentations, and interactive sessions, aims to deepen participants’ understanding of the pivotal role of legislative compliance in fortifying democracy and promoting good governance in Nigeria.