2002 3rd Extraordinary Session
By: Senator(s) Frazier, Jordan
A RESOLUTION EXTENDING GREETINGS TO THE SIXTEEN PARTICIPANTS OF THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH AND DRAFTING TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS PROGRAMS FOR NIGERIAN STATE LEGISLATURES.
WHEREAS, the State of Mississippi is hosting sixteen legislative staff members who are participating in a training-of trainers programs entitled "Legislative Research and Drafting Training-of-Trainers Programs for Nigerian State Legislatures"; and
WHEREAS, the program is designed to strengthen the capacity of legislative staff; develop the skills and techniques for legislative research and drafting and to establish and operate Legislative Services Offices and Legislative Reference Bureaus; and
WHEREAS, the program approved by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is implemented by the Mississippi Consortium for International Development; and
WHEREAS, the sixteen participants represent the Nigerian states of Adamawa, Benue, Edo, Enugu, Katsina, Lagos, Niger and Rivers; and
WHEREAS, the United States training will include workshops, seminars, internships, action plan development and cultural and social activities; and
WHEREAS, as an added feature, the participants observed part of the 2002 Third Extraordinary Session of the Mississippi Legislature on Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform; and
WHEREAS, the ultimate goal of the program is to build the capacity of the legislative arm by strengthening the legislative drafting, research and reference services in each participating state;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Mississippi, that we extend a warm Mississippi greeting to Mr. Ashiyatu Kill Ananze and Mrs. Hannaut Samuel Kadala of Adamawa State; Mr. Bernard Igbawase Nule and Mr. Fabian Enenche Owoicho of Benue State; Mr. Oscar E. Ubhenin and Mrs. Bridget Adesuwa Abure of Edo State; Mrs. Patricia Ngozi Eze and Mr. Dennis Ani Dunu of Enugu State; Mr. Abubakar Yusuf Ibrahim and Mr. Tsagem Bala Umaru of Katsina State; Mr. Adewunmi Gbolahan Ogunsanya and Mr. Abubakar Taiwo Otun of Lagos State; Mr. Tanko Mohammed Zakari and Mr. Yakuba Pandogari Tafida of Niger State; and Ms. Felicia Tubolayeofori Nwoke and Mrs. Kathryn Ngozi Paul-Ajayi of Rivers State, and wish them the best as they prepare themselves to make an impact in their respective state assemblies.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the outstanding participants of this United States program, MCID, the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and members of the Capitol Press Corp.