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Niger State Declared Today, Tomorrow As Public Holidays For Employees To Register To Vote

In order to allow civil servants in the state to receive their Permanent Voters Cards, the government of Niger state has proclaimed today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) as public holidays (PVC).

According to a statement from the state’s secretary of government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Governor Abubaker Sani Bello also urged all Nigerien citizens 18 years of age and older to take advantage of the chance to register to vote in person.

The governor urged everyone involved to register to vote and cast their ballots for the candidates of their choice in the general elections in 2023.

The State Governor directed all Commissioners, Special Advisers, and Top Government Officials to return to their Local Governments in order to sensitize and mobilize the general public to register and obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) before the closing date announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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He also directed them to render reports on the outcome of the exercise in their respective Local Government Areas after the exercise.

Meanwhile, Christian Association of Nigeria,(CAN) , Niger state chapter has called on all Christians in the state to seize the opportunity of the two days public holidays to come out enmasse go and register for their PVCs.

In a statement signed by his Media Aide Daniel Atori, the CAN Chairman Most Reverend Bulus Dauwa Yohanna said the holiday will enable Christians who have not registered before, those who have attained the age of 18 years or lost their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) or even changed their locations to have the opportunity to register.

Bishop Yohanna while expressing appreciation to the Governor, called on Bloc leaders to mobilize and continue in the sensitization of the ongoing Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise and come out en-mass to register and obtain their Voters’ Cards before the closing date announced by the INEC


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