Katsina: Traditional Ruler Advocates PVC Registration
With the extension of voter registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a Traditional Ruler in Katsina State has urged electorates to ensure they register and collect their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) to enable them to exercise their franchise in future elections.
The District Head of Ketare and Kanwa Katsina, Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara made the call when he received in audience the newly appointed care-taker committee Chairman of Kankara Local Government Council (LGC) Alhaji Anas Isa.
Bello-Kankara said that he had mounted the awareness campaign in his district to ensure the citizens appreciate the importance of the collection of Voter Cards and National Identity Cards.
He said: “As a representative of the traditional institution, I have sustained the awareness campaigns for voter’s card and national identity card registration because of their importance for good governance and Security.
“I am also partnering with the health department to curve malnutrition cases, especially on women and children through the provision of food supplement and campaign of healthy living.
“My office also plays a vital role in the provision of potable drinking water and scholarship for indigent students from my community.
While congratulating the newly appointed council boss, the district head called on the government to ensure the protection of life and properties through provision adequate materials and retraining of security personnel.
In his remarks, the newly elected local government boss, Alhaji Anas Isa, sought the support and cooperation of traditional rulers in the area to his administration in providing the dividend of democracy.
Kankara said: “My visit to the palace is aimed at introducing the council members to the traditional ruler and sought the cooperation of the community towards transforming the educational and health sector and in improving agriculture, water supply, road construction and programmes on women and youth empowerment.