BIRNIN KEBBI – The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Kebbi State has embarked on awareness campaign in rural settlements on voter education.
The acting State Director of the agency, Mr Joseph Yaro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday that the campaign was in compliance with the directive from the national headquarters.
He said that the agency would enlighten voters on their civic responsibility to ensure their active participation in electing leaders of their choice.
“The campaign will focus on women who are unaware of the existing registered political parties and their logos in order to ensure that their votes count,” he said.
He said the campaign would also focus on the electoral rights and responsibilities of eligible voters, adding that “our records show that rural dwellers have not been active during elections”.
Yaro stressed the importance of voter education, especially the need to enlighten and educate the electorate.
“It is time the citizens become active in democratic system, especially in the election of their leaders.
“The campaign will be conducted in three senatorial districts and I urge stakeholders to support the campaign,” he said.
Yaro added that the agency would not relent in the campaign to educate the public on government policies and programmes. (NAN).