Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has organised a training for the state 7th State House of Assembly members, management team and others on the conduct of public hearing for effective legislative proceedings, good governance and quality service delivery in the state.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Danladi Jatau, while declaring the workshop open in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Wednesday appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule for approving the workshop.
It would be reported that the training, held in conjunction with Multiventures Resources Limited, also had secretaries of the Assembly standing committees as participants.
The worksop had it theme ” The Fundamentals of Conducting Public Hearing : The legislative Perspective.
The speaker said that the workshop would not only impacted positively on the lawmakers but would promote good laws and good governance in the state.
” First and foremost, I want to appreciate His Excellency, Engr.. Abdullahi Sule for approving the workshop.
” As this workshop will enhance our knowledge as well as will go a long way in boosting our legislative knowledge and skills for good laws.
“It will enable us to get knowledge on the rudiments of public hearing which will help us in passing a bill or bills into laws that will reflect on the general needs of our people,” he said.
The speaker also assured Gov. Sule of the 7th Assembly’s commitment under his leadership to give him all the necessary support and cooperation to succeed.
” I want to use this medium to assure His Excellency, Engr. A A Sule of our commitment to effectively partner with the Executive and to give him all the necessary and needed support to succeed,” he said
He urged the participants to take the workshop with all the seriousness it deserves in order to acquire more knowledge on how to conduct public hearing in the House.
“The importance of Public hearing to legislative practice and good governance could not be overemphasized, let’s take the training serious in our interest and in the interest of the state,”
The speaker further assured the lawmakers and staff of the House of his continued determination to initiate good policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on their lives.
Besides, Speaker Jatau called on the people of the state to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities and live peacefully with one another for the overall development of the state.
Also speaking, Mr Jonah Ali, Chairman, House Committee on Information thanked Gov Sule for speedy approval of the workshop.
” I also want to appreciate the Speaker, Rt. Hon Danladi Jatau for facilitating the workshop,” he said.
Jonah said that the workshop is interesting, good and impactful as it would boost legislative practice.
Earlier, Alhaji Abdulhamid Kwarra, the Consultant, Multiventures Resources LTD appreciated the mutual relationship between the House and Multiventures over the years in the area of training of members and staff of the House.
” On behalf of myself, Multiventures Resources LTD, I want to welcome the Rt. Hon Speaker, Danladi Jatau, Honourable members and staff to this workshop.
” You will be trained on the fundamentals of conducting Public Hearing: The Legislative Perspective. Let’s all be attentive as the knowledge will help you in your Legislative duties,” he said.
Kwarra appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Speaker Danladi Jatau for their efforts in ensuring the success of the workshop
In his presentation, Mr Cyril Ogah, a retired Director of Publications who spoke on Legislative Public Hearing : Theory and Practice said that public hearing was very necessary in getting the views of the public on issues affecting their lives.
The retired director said that the purpose of public hearing was to get inputs from stakeholders among others for making good laws and good governance.
It would be reported that the workshop featured various paper presentations as well as questions and answers session.