Danzaria said the purpose of the workshop is to encourage discourse on best possible practices for building parliamentary capacity in security sector governance.
The Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr. Yahaya Danzaria, has called on clerks of security-related standing committees in the National Assembly, to build parliamentary capacity toward resolving conflicts in the country.
This, according to him, must be done with an emphasis on promoting collaboration among the clerks of all security-centered committees of the National Assembly.
Danzaria said this at the opening of a two-day workshop in Abuja with the theme: ‘Security sector governance: Promoting collaboration among clerks of security-related committees.
The workshop was organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
The Clerk noted the need for relevant committees of the parliament to synergise, adding that the most fundamental responsibility of government was to provide citizens with security.
He said the importance of parliamentary involvement in the security sector was simple, yet profound.
”While it is the standard practice for the parliament to hold oversight powers over the security sector, there is a need for all relevant committees of the parliament to work ‘synergistically’ toward this common goal.
“The purpose of this workshop is to encourage discourse on best possible practices for building parliamentary capacity in security sector governance.
“This is necessary for ensuring effective oversight, transparency, and accountability for the management of our country’s security forces, as well as improving the quality of decision-making across the board,” he added.
The clerk further noted that the parliament was a congregation of representatives of the common man, saddled with the responsibility of making laws for the purpose of the persons it represented.
“It is imperative that the parliament does all it can to ensure that the interests of the persons it represents are truly safeguarded.”