The European Union-funded legislative internship programme recently dispatched a group of young interns on a tour of the Nigerian Parliament. This programme, renowned for its contributions to capacity-building and youth empowerment, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders who will influence Nigeria’s future. By providing hands-on experience within the legislative arena, the European Union aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical governance.
The 10-week long internship programme covers a wide range of topics, encompassing legislative procedures, policy analysis, research methodologies, and engagement with lawmakers. Interns actively engage in the daily routines of legislators, participating in discussions, debates, and committee sessions. This immersive experience equips them with a profound understanding of lawmaking, public policy formulation, and the intricacies of the democratic process.
The European Union’s Support to Democratic Governance Programme, led by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, selects one young Nigerian from each of the country’s states, including the Federal Capital Territory. These carefully chosen interns are granted a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the inner workings of Nigeria’s legislative process, gaining practical experience and a deeper understanding of governance.
This legislative internship programme serves as a vital stepping stone for the youth, offering them an opportunity to actively contribute to Nigeria’s political landscape. As they gain invaluable insights and hands-on experience, these interns are poised to become the leaders and decision-makers of tomorrow, driving positive change in the nation.