Friday, 24 July 2009

ALF Hosts LIP Orientation Workshop

From July 20th -21st 2009, the African Leadership Forum with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Nigeria organized an orientation workshop in Ota(Ogun State)for the participants selected for its Legislative Internship Programmes(LIP).

The LIP’s objectives is to provide opportunity for young leaders to sharpen their skills in participatory democratic governance; expose young Nigerians to the working of the parliament and encourage them to consider a parliamentary career either as future parliamentarians or parliamentary support staff. It’s a 3 phase programme with an Orientation/Briefing workshop, 21- day attachment with the legislative Assemblies and a de-briefing workshop.

The Orientation workshop featured training session on Building a Political Career, Active Citizenship, Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy, Legislative Processes and the role of Caucuses.

The resource persons that facilitated sessions were: Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR , Dr Abubakar Momoh, Hon. Farouk Aliyu (Former Member House of Reps.), Hon. Ade Adegbenjo (Former Member House of Reps.), Abiola Sanusi and Mr Kunle Somorin.

Esther Eshiet
LIP participant
Cross River State

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