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Gov Tambuwal urges passage of Electoral Act

Sokoto State Government, Governor Aminu Tambuwal has appealed the Federal Government and the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Electoral Act into law.

The Governor made the appeal while receiving the Canadian acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr, Nicholas Simard on a working visit to Sokoto State.

According to him, the NASS want the bill passed to enhance good governance and transparency in the administration of the country.

The Governor said the country was interested in deepening its democracy, noting that this can only be achieved through properly captured election system in the Electoral Act.

He also asked the Canadian government to weigh-in on the issues of freedom of expression and sustenance of democratic values in Nigeria.

Gov Tambuwal added that Sokoto state government is looking forward to a greater collaboration with Canada, particularly in strengthening its system of bureaucracy.

Mr Simard said the team from the Canadian High Commission were in the state to show their concern on the situation of insecurity in the Northern States and the country in general.

He gave assurance that Sokoto State will soon overcome the insecurity and poverty in the state

Nasir Malali

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