Nasarawa Assembly holds 3day training workshop on conduct of public hearing in Benue State.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has organized a 3day training workshop for Hon Members, Management and Committee Secretaries of the House on the conduct of public hearing for effective legislative proceedings and good governance in the State.
The workshop holding at Makurdi, the Benue State capital was organized by Multiventures Resources Ltd, and is aimed at acquitting participants on the fundamentals of conducting public hearing, the legislative perspective.
The 3day training which commenced today Wednesday focused on both theoretical and practical aspects of public hearing.
The Speaker of the House Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau, while declaring the workshop open in Makurdi, the Benue State capital today appreciated Gov. Abdullahi Sule for approving the workshop.
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 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, Hon 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
Hon Jonah said that the workshop is interesting, good and impactful as it would boost legislative practice.
Earlier, Hon 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, Multiventure 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.
Hon 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 Barr Obiri Uji spoke on Planing of Legislative Public Hearing while Hon Anthony Obande, spoke on Public Hearing : The Committee Stage among others.
It would be further reported that the workshop featured various paper presentations including investigative public hearing as well as questions and answers session.