Nigeria @62: NILDS felicitates with Nigerians, assures on deepening of democracy

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies ( NILDS) , has felicitated with Nigerians on 62nd Independence Anniversary of Nigeria .

In a personally signed Goodwill message by the Director General of the Institute, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, in Abuja Saturday, the Institute assured Nigerians that in line with its core mandate , practice of democracy and relevant institutions shall be strengthened by it .

” The Institute’s mandate is at the very core of democracy and we wish to restate our commitment to strengthening our democratic institutions and actors to make decisions that improve the lives and wellbeing of citizens.

“In the exercise of our statutory power to further democratic values and ethos, we are actively engaged in setting the agenda ahead of the 2023 elections through the promotion of political communication and issue-based campaigns.

“The Institute is proud to  be part of Nigeria’s democratic journey these past eleven years. In the last three years of my stewardship, the Institute is consolidating and expanding on the gains earlier made.

” This is made possible through the support of the President of the Senate/Chairman,NILDS’ Governing Council, Distinguished Sen. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, PhD, CON, and the Speaker, House of Representatives/Alternate Chairman of the Council, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

“As Nigeria continues on its democratic journey towards a more perfect and prosperous Union, the Institute remains even more committed to supporting Nigeria’s democracy through capacity and institutional building.

“I congratulate all Nigerians as we celebrate 62nd year of Independence. Today, we recall and honour the memory of our founders and all those that have fought for our freedom and democracy.

“This anniversary affords us the opportunity to reflect on and be thankful for our human and natural resources, diversity, resilience and commitment to the sustenance of democracy”, he said.

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