The Executive Chairman of Jos North Local Government Council Shehu Bala Usman has commended Governor Simon Lalong for his foresight in declaring a Two – day work free to allow citizens in the locality participate in the ongoing voters registration excise.

The Chairman who made the commendation said the period will enable citizens of voting age who are yet to get their permanent voters card to do so.

Governor Lalong had earlier announced Monday June 27 and Tuesday 28 as work- free to enable more citizens register in the ongoing voters registration exercise.

The Chairman of Jos North Shehu Bala Usman said his administration is ready to key into the Governor’s directive by creating enlightenment on the importance of citizens having their permanent voters card as the only way they can choose leaders of their choice.

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Usman urged the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to ensure that the devices and other facilities deployed for the registration exercise are assigned to designated locations in the area where citizens would easily access and get registered.

He appealed to citizens to cooperate with INEC officials in ensuring a smooth and peaceful process.

Ujah Anaguta Pozoh Johnson Jauro Magaji who commended Governor Lalong’s directive however expressed concern about some citizens reluctance in getting registered and called on his subjects to get registered.
The Adagwon Izere of Jos Izere Chiefdom, Adagwon Emmanuel Ajik called on the inhabitants of his Chiefdom who are yet to register to take advantage of the ongoing voters registration exercise to participate in the process.

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On his part, the Gwom Kabong Da Justice Gabriel Sha said Governor Lalong’s declaration of the public holiday was a right step as that has given his people who are yet to obtain PVCs to do so.

Deputy Chief Imam, Shiekh Ghazali Adams appealed to religious and Community Leaders to encourage the followers on the need to get their permanent voters card.

As at the time of filling in this report , residence of Jos North Local Government Area have been trooping out in their numbers at designated points to get their PVC’S.

Most of the citizens are however appealing to INEC to extend the registration exercise to afford more people the opportunity to participate in the process.

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Philip Eplong.
Media Aide to the Executive Chairman, Jos North Local Government Council
27th -06-2022.

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