Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, has urged registered voters to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in preparation for the 2019 general election.
Sanusi made the call yesterday during the traditional Hawan Nasarawa at the Government House in Kano.
The Emir also urged Nigerians to get their National Identification Cards.
He described the PVC as an important means of voting and identification, which all Nigerians of voting age must possess to avoid being disenfranchised.
The monarch praised the state government for its efforts in providing level playing field for all politicians. Sanusi urged politicians to avoid conducts capable of causing violence, and sued for peace, tranquility and unity in the country.
He also commended the state government’s strides in the health sector, while also wishing safe return of Nigerian pilgrims from Saudi Arabia.
The Emir advised residents to clear the drains in order to avoid flooding in the state, appealing to them to dispose waste responsibly and be hygienic.
Also at the event, the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said the government had completed two well-equipped hospitals with a total of 500- bed capacity.
He said his administration would continue to invest in quality education at all levels, as it remained paramount to the development of the state.
Ganduje also disclosed that the government had constructed Yan-Tebura Mall, in Kwari Market, at the cost of over N4 billion.
“This project is part of our market reforms. It is sad to see traders in the sun, enduring heat and rain in the open, as their wares get ruined,” he said.
Ganduje urged the people to continue to pray for President Muhamm
adu Buhari, as well as for peace, stability and progress of the country.
Similarly, he called on the electorate to obtain their PVCs and vote in the coming general election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that also at the occasion were Senators Kabiru Gaya and Barau J
ibrin, commissioners, members of House of Representatives, members of the Emirate Council and the diplomatic corps.