NILDS: Nigeria’s Cambridge and Harvard – Akpabio

NILDS: Nigeria’s Cambridge and Harvard – Akpabio


The President of the Senate and Chairman of the NILDS Governing Council, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, has drawn a parallel between the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) and Cambridge and Harvard Universities.

During a historic visit to the state-of-the-art Institute on Friday, the President of the Senate commended Prof. Abubakar O. Sulaiman, the Director-General of NILDS, for the Institute’s impressive facilities and its significant potential contributions to Nigerian democracy.

“With this infrastructure, Nigerians no longer need to travel overseas for legislative training. This is our own Cambridge and Harvard,” Sen. Akpabio,stated.

At the event, Prof. Sulaiman unveiled NILDS’ latest publication, “25 Years of Democracy and Development in Nigeria,” which features a foreword by the President of the Senate.

The publication chronicles Nigeria’s democratic journey and development since 1999.

Accompanying him were Senate Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, Sen. Osita Ngwu, Sen. Asuquo Ekpenyong, and Sen. Abiru Adetokunbo.