Frontiers of Law, Political Science and Art

The use of data by administrators within the lawmaking process


Harry Stone

This study is aimed at finding out information resource availability and utilization in the lawmaking process by lawmakers in Edo State. A survey research design was used in the study with questionnaire as instrument for data collection. The result revealed that not all lawmakers use the library because it is not automated and lacks relevant and recent information materials that can meet the information needs of lawmakers. Also, the management lukewarm attitude towards the provision of relevant information resources in the library to meet legislators’ information needs constitute problems faced by lawmakers in accessing relevant information. Recommendations made based on the findings were that management should stock the library with relevant and recent legislative information materials that could facilitate the legislative process of lawmakers in Edo state. The lawmakers are also advised to visit other parliamentary libraries outside their state and countries so they could appreciate the parliamentary library and its usefulness to the legislative process.


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