Executive Summary

With the passage of time, the duties and responsibilities of the Legislative Aide tend to expand to cover a whole lot of things. Besides their responsibility to their bosses, the Legislator, they also have responsibility to the constituent, the National Assembly and the Nation.

While it is admissible that the Legislative Aide carries out the duties assigned by his or her boss, there is also that unspecified duty to for him or her to be conversant with the goings of the National Assembly for the benefit of his or her boss, the National Assembly, the Constituents.

This course is designed therefore to ensure the Legislative Aide is armed with the necessary tools to carry out his/her assignment.

Course Methodology

This course is designed to be interactive and participatory. It is tailored to ensure that every participant gets adequate participation.

Expected Participants

  1. Senior Legislative Aide
  2. Legislative Aide i
  3. Legislative Assistant
  4. Political Aide
  5. Secretary
  6. Others

Course Outline


  • Understanding the primary duties of a Legislative Aide
  • Use of English
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding the National Assembly
  • Legislative Office Administration
  • Letter Writing/Recommendation
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effects of Recommendation
  • Managing the Legislators Guests
  • Necessary Tools/Gadgets for smooth
  • Computers/Laptops
  • Internet Connection
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Flash drives
  • Press and Publicity Management
  • Online/Website/email/social media
  • Print Media
  • Constituency Development
  • Constituency liaison and Constituency Aides Management
  • Constituency Profiling
  • Organizing Constituency Briefing
  • Committees Liaison
  • Communication with Committees Clerks
  • Review of Committees Materials
  • Preparation of Legislator’s contribution at Committee meetings
  • Budget Process
  • Sourcing Constituency Projects
  • Budget analysis
  • Monitoring Constituency Projects
  • Alternative Constituency Projects funding
  • Legislative Drafting
  • Legislative Research
  • Understanding the Use of Bills and Motions
  • Bills and Motions analysis
  • Writing Lead debate/debate points
  • Bills and Motions Monitoring
  • Post Resolution activities
  • House of Representatives Rules and Procedure

Course Curriculum

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