Lawan woos EU over capacity building for NASS, INEC

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Newly inaugurated Senate President Ahmed Lawan has called on the European Union (EU) to assist members of the National Assembly and other committee members in the area of capacity building.

In the same breath, Senator Lawan who spoke when members of the EU Election Observers presented their report for the 2019 general elections to him at the National Assembly, also sought the same help for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), noting that the electoral body needs improvement in the area of electoral activities.

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Speaking on Tuesday, Lawan said; The federal legislature would do everything within its powers to continue to improve Nigeria’s electoral process. I also urge the EU delegation to be patient with Nigeria’s democracy as it was still growing, unlike some of the EU countries which have come a long way in their democratic practice.

Senator Lawan’s comments came after he appointed Babagana Aji as his Chief of Staff.

In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Administration, Betty Okoroh, said: “The appointment is with immediate effect.”

Okoroha also added that Lawan has also appointed Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

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