- Toe party lines in House leadership positions – Idoko
Kogi State House of Assembly has held an induction course for the 25 newly elected members.
The one day induction course was held at the Chambers of Kogi State House of Assembly on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative Matters, Hon Haruna Musa Idoko advised the inductees to ensure peace and unity in the course of their legislative duties, despite that all of them are not of the same party.
While stressing the need to toe party lines during voting for the leadership of the House, Idoko said doing otherwise would rock the boat of the state and would not be of benefit to them.
Hon Idoko Musa noted that legislative business is not learnt elsewhere but on the job and stressed the need to be friendly with the legislative staff members who will be assisting them on the job
In a highlight on Legislative Aides and Assistance, Chairman of Assembly Service Commission, Alhaji Andas Abdulmalik Momohjimoh, stressed the need for lawmakers to be well acquainted with their prospective aides.
According to Andas, prospective aides who will later be their image makers should be capable of representing them anywhere.
The legislative guru also stressed that a would be legislative aides should be academically sound so as to be able to conduct researches and get data for the use of the lawmakers to benefit their constituencies.
Andas also congratulated the elected members whom he commended for attending the training with rapt attention which indicated their high level of seriousness and a hope of a robust 8th House of Assembly.
Earlier, in his lecture titled ‘Principles and Practice of Emotional Intelligence for Leaders’, retired Deputy Clerk Administration and General Services, Martins Enimola, stressed the need for lawmakers to manage their emotion while making decisions, adding that lawmakers should identify selves and the plights of their colleagues for effective and efficient performances.
Also in a lecture, titled Financial Guide to Budgeting by a consultant from Ultimate Consultants, Lawal Lamidi stressed the need for lawmakers to prioritize their needs and embark on productive ventures.
Other lectures include Legislative Practice and Rule of Engagement by Kogi State House of Assembly’s Deputy Clerk, Alfa Ndagi Ahmed and Lawmaking Functions of Legislators under the Presidential System by Barr Bamidele Suru.