The Executive Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) Engr Ahmed Kadi Amshi has charged Legislative Aides to Federal Lawmakers on the need equip themselves with necessary knowledge and skills with which to be able to discharge their responsibilities to members of legislative arm.
This is to enable the legislators to be able to make the needed laws for good governance and development of the country.
Amshi said with the changing demand of technology in the world, they also need to keep training the Secretaries and the Legislative Aides and other staff of the National Assembly to meet up with the challenges of the legislative business of the 21st century.
Speaking after monitoring the
2021 induction /orientation program for Legislative Aides on Wednesday in Abuja with the theme: “Equipping Legislative Aides With The Tools to meet the challenges of Legislative Business in the 21st Century,” Amshi declared that the Commission can not keep their workforce idle.
He also assured that the Commission was working towards improving the welfare and wellbeing of the workers
“That is why we give this training a great priority and we try to give qualitative training something that will be useful to the person. We conduct this training annually so that it improves the capacity of legislative aides. This is particularly for the legislative aides even the staff themselves we are also making effort to improve their capacity.
“The world is changing, there are so many new advances in technology. And I think it is high time we bring our personnel to meet up with this high changing demand of technology in the world,” Amshi said.
Responding to the demand of the legislative aides, Amshi said he will have discussion with the national assembly management so that working materials would be provided for them and outstanding issues of welfare sorted out.
“All issues of their finances is with the national assembly management and it is what they have in the Budget they will work with.”
“I will talk with the Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA). On the issue of arrears, we are in a very bad financial situation. However, we have been meeting with the Leadership of the National Assembly and other stakeholders to see how to resolve the problem ,” Amshi said.