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The International Law Institute was recently requested to conduct multi-level training courses in Legislative Drafting for the Lagos State House of Assembly, Nigeria.  The goal of the training was to increase technical capacity for Assembly Members, support staff and State House administrators.

The two training programs were conducted in June, in Accra, Ghana.  The event was opened and closed by the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji.

A Basic Legislative Drafting seminar was held from June 3 – 6. Art Rynearson, ILI's Course Advisor for ILI's Workshop on Legislative Drafting and ILI's Advanced Workshop on Legislative Drafting seminar, was facilitator and faculty for the event. Sixty-seven participants attended the event, which included several Honorable Members of the Assembly.  The Basic seminar covered an introduction to legislative drafting and involved over a dozen drafting projects. 

An Advanced Legislative Drafting seminar was held the following week, form June 10 – 13. Tony Coe, faculty in for ILI's Workshop on Legislative Drafting and ILI's Advanced Workshop on Legislative Drafting seminars, was the facilitator and faculty. Twenty-three participants attended this event, including several Honorable Members who also attended ILI legislative drafting programs held in DC, previously. The Advanced seminar examined drafting highly complex legislation.

In addition, coursework on Leadership, Management, and Decision Making was also conducted by the ILI's Executive Director, Ms. Kim Phan.