Scorecard of the 8th NASS and Lessons for the 9th NASS

Date: Feb 12 2020
Category: Legislative Engagement, Publications
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YIAGA AFRICA CLE is indebted to many individuals, institutions and organizations too numerous to mention, for their immense contributions to the success of this research study on the performance of the 8th National Assembly as from June 2015 to May 2019. We appreciate and thank them all.

First, we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to the team of researchers/consultants who have worked assiduously to conduct the research and produce this report: Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, OFR, of Bayero University, Kano, who served as the Team Leader; Dr. Jake Dan-Azumi of National Assembly Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies; Professor Shola Omotola of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti; Professor Offornze Amucheazi Jr. SAN of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Dr Christopher Ashiekaa, Director, Department of Project Monitoring and Evaluation, National Assembly and Mrs Isabella Umunnakwe Ilobah, Director, Directorate of Planning and Legislative Budget.

Second, we also appreciate Dr Hussaini Abdu, Chair of YIAGA AFRICA Board, who actively participated and contributed in all phases of the study; and the entire YIAGA AFRICA CLE team led by Dr Ernest Ereke. Others include; Yetunde Bakare, Senior Program Officer; Dauda Farouk, Finance Officer, Tolulope Toro made, Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant and Amara Okolo, CLE Communications officer. Special thanks to Cynthia Mbamalu, YIAGA AFRICA Program Manager and Safiya Bichi, YIAGA AFRICA Senior Research Officer for their immense contributions to the success of this research.

The leadership of the 8th National Assembly welcomed the idea of the study and cooperated fully. We, therefore, wish to place on record our appreciation to Distinguished Senator Bukola Saraki and Rt. Honourable Yakubu Dogara and the entire leadership and staff of the National Assembly, for their understanding, support and cooperation throughout the period of the study.

Specifically, we wish to acknowledge the support of the European Union for providing the funding to conduct this study under the European Union Support for Democratic Governance in Nigeria Project (EU-SDGN). Special thanks to Laolu Olawumi, EU Programme Manager, Democracy, Governance and Migration for her support and contributions to the research.

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