The National Assembly yesterday commenced one-week intensive course on speech writing to create reservoir of in-house manpower to meet up with increasing challenges and needed support for the legislative duties of the lawmakers.
While declaring the course open yesterday, the Clerk to the National Assembly (CAN), Alhaji Muhammed Ataba Sani-Morori, said the one-week course is part of a series of capacity building programmes lined up by the management of the National Assembly for various cadres of staff.
The Secretary Human Resource and Staff Development Directorate of the NASS, Alhaji Abubakar Mahmud, who presented Sani-Omolori’s opening remarks stated that, ‘’It is hoped that this initiatives will create in-house expertise, foster greater confidence in the work force, strengthen confidence, skills and knowledge-base and enhance performance.”
‘’What most of us do not know is that speech writing is an art form. Accordingly, so much planning and technique must be developed into writing a good speech.
‘’But, in a nutshell, the art of writing a speech is to bear the message, its objective, and the audience in mind from the very beginning. Then fuse them seamlessly together throughout with an engaging, informative and upbeat style right until the end.
‘’Also, there are various literary effects that can be used in a speech and I am sure that the Resource Persons will do justice to this various technicalities and methods in the course of this week.
‘’With these few remarks, it is my honour to formally declare this intensive course on speech writing open’’, Sani-Omolori stated.
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