Ahead of the June inauguration of the Eighth Assembly, Senators-elect and members of the House of Representatives-elect on Sunday night started their inaugural induction.
The induction, which was co-sponsored by the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILs) and the National Assembly, was aimed at acquainting the newly elected federal legislators with the necessary skills required to carry out their constitutional duties.
Speaking at the opening of the event, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said the induction was meant to impact on the legislators the rudiments of leadership.
He stressed that there was the need to carry the members of states Assembly along to ensure that they are adequately equipped on the roles expected of them.
In his speech, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Mekasua, said the induction was to acquaint the legislators with the basic knowledge to function.
He said the exercise attracts diplomats and senior legislative officers who will engage them on parliamentary immunities, security and governance, among others.
Chairman of National Assembly Service Commission, Adams Fika, said the election and re-election of the lawmakers was a proof of their credibility and acceptability by their constituents.
He said that the country has just conducted a peaceful election and had, through it, demonstrated to the world that the nation is capable of surmounting its challenges.
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