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Voters Card: 6,000 Nigeriens to be captured in Niger state

A total of 6,000 Nigeriens resident in Niger state are expected to be captured in the ongoing registration and issuance of permanent voters card by the Niger Republic.

This is to enable them to elect credible leaders of their choice from abroad during the forthcoming general election in that country.

Chairman, people living in Niger state from Niger republic, Malam Danladi Ali, who disclosed this at the registration centre in Minna, however expressed reservations that the Nigeriens may not all be captured before the end of the exercise.

Malam Ali, therefore, appealed to the Niger Republic authorities to, as a matter of urgency, extend the date slated for the exercise in order to get everyone registered.

According to him, this might helped to give Nigerien residents in Niger state and other parts of Nigeria ample opportunity to exercise their franchise.

Also speaking hajiya Shamsiyya Suleiman Mairago said though she has been registered there is a need for more time to enable eligible voters to register and partake actively in the electoral process of Niger Republic from in and outside the country.

The operator in charge of the registration exercise Malam Abdu Amadu Ibrahim explained that the registration which started on Tuesday is to be completed this Saturday.

Malam Abdu Amadu Ibrahim added that the registration has been going on smoothly stressing that those to be registered or captured must present their birth certificate from the Niger republic or a certificate that allows them to stay in Nigeria legally.

Reporting by Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor