The Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, has admonished Nigerians to embrace the values of accountability and transparency in order to ensure good governance and genuine development across the country.

Sulaiman, who gave the admonition in his Easter message to Nigerians, said accountability and transparency will make democracy thrive further in the country.

He posited that the Easter celebration should be used to foster unity, inclusivity, dialogue and cooperation across all sectors of the society.

“We are reminded of the importance of unity and collaboration in this season. As we work towards our common goal of promoting democratic ideals and effective governance, let us harness the spirit of Easter to foster inclusivity, dialogue, and cooperation across all sectors of society.

“In this season of hope and possibility, let us recommit ourselves to the values of accountability, transparency, and service to humanity.

“Together, let us build a Nigeria where the principles of democracy thrive and the aspirations of our citizens are realised,” he said.

Sulaiman added that Easter serves as a time of reflection, renewal, and hope being a celebration that reminds us of the power of resilience, faith, and transformation.

“At NILDS, we find resonance between the essence of the event and our mandate of fostering legislative excellence, democratic governance, and sustainable development.

“Just as the period represents a time of rebirth and renewal, the Institute is committed to continuously revitalising our efforts towards advancing legislative research, capacity building, and policy advocacy.

“Through our programmes and initiatives, we strive to empower lawmakers, policymakers, and stakeholders with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of governance and contribute meaningfully to national development,” he stressed.

Accountability, transparency will deepen Nigeria’s democracy – NILDS

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