Abuja, Nigeria | May 24, 2024 – The House of Representatives, is set to hold a National Discourse on Nigeria’s Security Challenges and Good Governance at the Local Government Level.

Nigeria’s federal system of government delegates responsibilities, powers, and resources among the Federal, State, and Local Governments. With Local Government Councils (LGCs) across the Nigerian Federation facing perennial challenges in effectively discharging their mandate, the national dialogue provides a platform for critical stakeholders to reflect and dialogue on the governance framework at the grassroots.

H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is expected to deliver a keynote address at the Dialogue, which will also feature plenary discussions and presentations from eminent scholars including Prof. Dakas C.J. Dakas, SAN and Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN.

Stakeholders and strategic leaders at the Discourse will further dialogue, brainstorm, and reflect on the challenge of governance and development at the grassroots level, and collectively build consensus on the most appropriate cause of action or strategies to address it.

Event Schedule:

– Date: Monday, May 27, 2024

– Time: 10:00am.

– Venue: Abuja Continental Hotel, FCT.

Past efforts by the 7th, 8th, and 9th National Assemblies to reform local government administration through constitutional amendments were unsuccessful. However, there is a growing consensus that a holistic approach, addressing the root causes of insecurity, and optimising fiscal federalism is essential.

Similarly, in alignment with its Legislative Agenda on “Strengthening Good Governance(Agenda One) and “Law Reforms (Agenda Three), the 10th House of Representatives identifies Nigeria’s Local Government system as an important tier of governance that requires legislative attention.

The One-Day Public Policy Dialogue is put together by the House Committee on Public Sector Institutions Reforms in collaboration with the Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives, and the FCDO Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn’s Engaged Citizen Pillar.


Rep. Bukar Talba

Chairman, House Committee on Public Sector/Institutional Reforms

Rep. Hon. Akin Rotimi Jr.

House Spokesman / Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs

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