By Our Correspondent
Cross River House of Assembly Speaker, Hon John Gaul Lebo has disclosed that the Assembly would soon establish a legislative institute in the state.
Hon Lebo made the disclosure yesterday during the monthly media briefing of the Cross River 8th Assembly which held at the Assembly’s conference hall.
The Speaker hinted that the institute when established would be used as a vehicle for training and capacity building for legislators in and outside the state, adding that it would also be open for members of the public who require internship on legislative processes and procedures.
He further said that the Institute which would be affiliated to the prestigious Lagos Business School for proficiency was a novel project dear to the Assembly while positing that it would be a world class resource centre for legislative research and training.
Hon Lebo informed that the Assembly in pursuance of a virile Legislative Institution had formed administrative clusters in the areas of Legislative Governance, Social Services and Financial Matters, which he said would be handled by the Clerk of the House, Deputy Clerk and the Accountant of the Assembly respectively.
The Speaker disclosed to journalists the progress of the Telecom Infrastructure Regulatory bill, Waterfront Infrastructural Development bill as well as the Anti-kidnapping and related matters and the Greater Calabar City bills.
High point of the event was the unveiling of the Assembly’s Citizens Legislative Agenda Project (CLAP) which is aimed at making the constituents the main focus of legislative activities of the 8th Cross River Legislature.
The CLAP it was disclosed would form part of presentations of the Cross River House of Assembly delegation at the forthcoming Commonwealth Africa Inter-Parliamentary Conference in Kenya.
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