NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE & DEMOCRATIC STUDIES

One of the world’s premier parliamentary academic and research institutions, NILDS supports the sustenance of dynamic and effective legislature in Nigeria (at Federal, State and Local levels), and the ECOWAS sub-region

Welcome to the National Institute for Legislative & Democratic Studies

One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, NILDS supports the sustenance of dynamic and effective Legislature in Nigeria (at Federal, State and Local level), and the ECOWAS sub-region

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) is an organ of the National Assembly established by an Act of Parliament. President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the National Institute for Legislative Studies Act 2011 on March 2nd 2011 following the passage of the same by the Senate and the House of Representatives

In 2016, the Institute’s Governing Council approved the establishment of new department of Democratic Studies as well as a Department for Post Graduate Studies. On January 26th, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the National Institute for Legislative Studies (Amendment) Act, 2017. This expansion will enable the Institute to provide capacity development services to democratic Institutions and governance in Nigeria.

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CORE AREAS

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To ensure the quality and effectiveness of laws, NILDS is actively involved in  Legislative Drafting, Drafting of motions and Resolutions, Bill Analysis and Scrutiny, Support for committee and more

The institute recognizes that individuals respond to to different teaching and learning styles. Therefore, it adopts pedagogic style approaches to, which enable the participants to be actively involved in the learning process

 

Through its training programmes, NILDS enhances the capacities of legislators and staff to become more effective in carrying out their mandate

An important objective of NILDS is the dissemination of research output and designing/analysing policies that could be translated into legislation or imputed into the policymaking process

Legislative Centre for Security Analysis (LeCeSA) is a peace and security
research arm of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies
(NILDS), under the National Assembly of Nigeria. 
the functions of the Institute.

Legislative Support Services
To ensure the quality and effectiveness of laws, NILDS is actively involved in Legislative Drafting, Drafting of motions and Resolutions, Bill Analysis and Scrutiny, Support for committee and more
Teaching & Research
The institute recognizes that individuals respond to to different teaching and learning styles. Therefore, it adopts pedagogic style approaches to, which enable the participants to be actively involved in the learning process
Training
Through its training programmes, NILDS enhances the capacities of legislators and staff to become more effective in carrying out their mandate
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Policy Analysis
An important objective of NILDS is the dissemination of research output and designing/analysing policies that could be translated into legislation or imputed into the policymaking process
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LATEST NEWS

DG NILDS, Prof. Sulaiman Decries Low Number of Women in Governance
19May

DG NILDS, Prof. Sulaiman Decries Low Number of Women in Governance

The Director General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has decried participation by few women in governance in Nigeria despite efforts to increase their representation […]

Akpabio Harps on Reduction of Cost of Governace
17May

Akpabio Harps on Reduction of Cost of Governace

The President of the Senate, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, has called for transparency, accountability and the elimination of unnecessary expenditures to cut cost of governace in the country. Akpabio made the […]

NILDS to partner stakeholders on quality legislation
17May

NILDS to partner stakeholders on quality legislation

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) says it plans to continue to partner with stakeholders toward improving the quality of legislation in the country. Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, […]

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Through the development of its infrastructure the Institutes targets to be an internationally recognized research outfit that facilitates the development and sustenance of dynamic and effective legislature and democracy in not only Nigeria but the Sub region and the entire African continent.

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RESOURCE CENTER

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The library has four major sections: Technical, Reader Services, ICT and Archives. We are here to assist you with your research and information needs.

The Legislative Archive preserves and makes available to the public the historical records of the National Assembly and the research records of the Institute.

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This digital repository provides open access to the Institute research output in digital form, including articles, the Institute‘s Publications etc.

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A user-friendly digital platform that provides access to the resources available in the library. 

 

Postgraduate Examinations

The National Institute For Legislative Studies and Democratic Studies/UNIBEN Programmes is out. The complete examination timetable for the 1st Semester 2022/2023 with details such as the examination courses, day and time, venue and the appointed invigilators clearly listed can be downloaded with the click of the button below.

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Digital Library
The library has four major sections: Technical, Reader Services, ICT and Archives. We are here to assist you with your research and information needs.
Legislative Archive
The Legislative Archive preserves and makes available to the public the historical records of the National Assembly and the research records of the Institutue.
Democracy & Governance
An important objective of NILDS is to promote democracy issues through training, advocacy, action-oriented research, publications, and documentation
OPAC
The unit provides special services, such as Selective Dissemination of Information, (SDI), Current Awareness Services (CAS), Bibliographic services, etc.
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Get in touch, we’d like to hear from you.
At NILDS, we’re passionate about your feedback and enquiries and it shows in the level of services we provide. We’re more than happy to answer your questions and solve any problems or feedbacks you may have for us.

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CONTACT

No 2 Abubakar Sulaiman Avenue, Cadestral zone COO, Piwoyi District, Off Umaru Musa Yar’adua Express Way, Airport Road, Abuja.

+234 818 997 8800

 info@nils.gov.ng

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Legislative Data Bank

NJLA

Digital Library

OPAC

Book Reviews

NILDS Digital

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OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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