Sunny. Hot.

7 day
  • Tuesday 17-34°c Sunny. Hot. Sunny. Hot.
    Wednesday 20-33°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Thursday 20-33°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Friday 20-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Saturday 20-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Sunday 22-32°c More sun than clouds. Hot. More sun than clouds. Hot.
More News

NOA urges persons with disablity to collect PVC

2015-03-12 08:04
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Hadejia - Malam Shuai’bu Haruna, the Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Jigawa has urged persons living with disability to collect Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) for them to participate in the forthcoming elections.

Haruna made the call at a one-day voter education exercise for the physically challenged persons on Wednesday.

The director said the call was imperative to enable such persons to exercise their civic rights.

Represented by Zakar Adamu, the director said the exercise was designed to educate disabled persons on their civic right.

He said the participants were drawn from the blind, leper, cripple and other physically challenged persons’ associations in Hadejia Senatorial District.

Also read: INEC commended on extending PVC collection in Lagos

Haruna said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had made adequate arrangements to support the disabled persons and simplify their voting processes.

He said the exercise was conducted in collaboration with INEC and the Joint Association of Persons with Disability.

Mallam Muhammad Usman, the Chairman of the Association of Persons with Disability, commended the agency for the exercise, saying that it would create awareness among their members.

Usman urged disabled persons to be law abiding during the election period.

Approximately 50 participants drawn from eight local government areas of the zone attended the exercise.

Read more on: inec  |  nigeria  |  nigeria 2015 elections  |  pvcs

More In This Category
Lasun emerges new Deputy Speaker

Hon Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the 8th Assembly..

APC rejects Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress has rejected the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

El-Rufai downsizes ministries from 19 to 13

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 for effective service delivery.

Political thugs disrupt Katsina Assembly inauguration

Political thugs are alleged to have disrupted the 8th Katsina State House Assembly inauguration proceedings.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |   PriceCheck  |   Careers24