Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy

Why A-Ibom Assembly started legislative internship programme —Luke

By Clifford Ndujihe

TO imbue future leaders with necessary legislature experience and exposure, which in turn will enhance their contributions to the development of the state, the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has started an internship programme for graduates.

Known as the Akwa Ibom Legislative Internship Programme, AKILIP, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Onofiok Luke, said the six-month training is ‘’a capacity and career development initiative that offers opportunities for graduates of the state to supplement their academic training and gain practical legislative experience at a close range.’’

The first batch of the interns made up of 23 youths, who emerged from a list of 280 applicants, were inaugurated on October 20, 2017, during the 25th anniversary of the state House of Assembly.

Speaker Luke said the experience he gained as a personal assistant to a member of the House in 2003 is invaluable now that he is leading the legislature and also informed his initiating the internship programme at a personal level, which has now been institutionalised with the support of other members of the assembly.

AKILIP Coordinator, Mr Ubong Linus,  said:  ‘’AKILIP is a career and capacity development initiative that offers Akwa Ibom graduates of higher institutions opportunities to supplement their academic training by gaining practical legislative experiences, observing the daily workings of the legislature first-hand and providing members of this parliament with additional assistance for their legislative obligations.”


No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.

Related Articles

2019 Election: PDP – We Are Ready to Capture Lagos

Lagos – The Lagos chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said it had perfected plans to capture the state in 2019. Its State

I Will Not Return To PDP – Kwara Governor

Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has confirmed that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his political family in Kwara State have no plan to return

UN Award to Gov. Wike Is a Scam – Rivers APC

Following obvious curiosity that is trailing a reported United Nations (UN)-backed award under the platform of Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA) and inquiries

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

[Music] Maire – Kau Kau

by OG DEJI 1 hour ago0 Maire returns with one of her best projects to date. She drops a new single titled ‘Kau Kau’. Produced by

[Music] Basseline Ft. Uriel Oputa – Buy Luv (Prod. KayzBeat)

by Mcadioh 1 hour ago0 Yes my people this is a big one, your boy Basseline collaborates with our ex big brother house mate Uriel Oputa

[Music] Mano – Take It Off ( YungTrill)

by Mcadioh 1 hour ago0 Young Talented upcoming act, Frank also know as Mano drops a groovy dance masterpiece titled “Take It Off“. “Take it off”

The Marriage Test Bucket - (Video)

Watch this hilarious spoof:  The Marriage Scanning Bucket.  Please leave a review below.

We Must Marry - (Video)

This video is pretty hilarious. Watch and laugh, then leave a review below.

What Type of Man Are You? (Must Watch Video)

This video describes in vivid terms, the types of men that exist.  Watch and review below.

Most Read News

View all posts

I’ve no immediate plan to leave APC –Dep. National Chairman

John Alechenu The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Segun Oni, has said he has no immediate plan to leave the APC. Oni

Linda Ikeji is pregnant, reveals baby bump photos

Popular Nigerian Blogger Linda Ikeji is pregnant. The about to be mum took to her blog to share photos of her baby bump. Linda Ikeji

England stars react to World Cup squad

England manager Gareth Southgate named his 23-man squad for the World Cup on Wednesday. Here AFP Sport looks at the social media response from Southgate’s

Now that we have new free money

Sonala Olumhense On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a high-level debate to mark the 15th anniversary of its adoption of the United Nations

BudgIT Praises NNPC On Gas Flaring But Flays Its Lack Of Transparency

BudgIT — a civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement, to facilitate societal change — wants the Nigerian National Petroleum

PDP expresses worry over plots against Saraki

By Dirisu YakubuABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed worry over the fears raised by Senate President that the Nigeria Police was planning to frame