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Web Analytic reports for the month of February 2018

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NNAD Election: Candidate assures of better welfare, improved education, scholarships and employment for Deaf Youths

Presidential aspirant of the Nigeria National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), Chidi Olujie has expressed his willingness to work on improved welfare, education, scholarships and employment for Deaf members in Nigeria.

He said this while addressing Deaf youths in a gathering on his final campaign rally of United Peace and Progress Team (UPP-T) in FCT on Thursday.

“When we are elected, we will work for your welfare and improved education”

“Some students want to go to school but no sponsorship. We together with our team will work and engage government to provide sponsorships for our education”

He referred to Abuja Association of the Deaf (AAD) as “very special”, saying “almost everyone (in Deaf community) is AAD, we can’t conclude our campaign rally without first coming to Abuja to give our special respect”.

The current National Secretary General (NSG) of the association also assured of job opportunities for Deaf youths.

He said, “when I was working at the Federal Ministry of Education, several people got jobs and were sent to other states from Abuja. With this we can come to Abuja to engage federal government (on employment for Deaf Youths) and pray that they answer us”.

Olujie, who was a candidate for House of Assembly in his home town in Ukwa East, Abia State under the umbrella body of People Democracy Party (PDP) during the last election, lauded the party for fighting the ruling party, APC to ensure the passage of Disability Bill, while thanking the APC for implementing the law.

“We have different backgrounds coming together to make it work better” he concluded.

Governor Bala Sets To Commission Agency For Persons With Disabilities

His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has assured PWDs that his administration will soon Commission Agency for the Persons Living with Disability for them to access government’s intervention.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Bauchi shortly after the Governor performed the official commencement of the distribution of mobility chairs to ninety persons with disability across Bauchi state.

At the ceremony held at Banquet Hall, Government House Bauchi, ”Governor Bala said the distribution of the mobility chairs by an NGO based in Germany, bruderhilfe,(social development initiative) followed his recent visit to Germany where he signed an agreement with the NGO”

He said his administration has opened up Bauchi to international organisations for them to assist in improving the living conditions of the citizens of the state.

The Governor said the state under his leadership will continue to work with relevant individuals regardless of political differences to provide citizens with the required services. The Governor added that his administration will soon Commission Agency for the Persons Living with Disability for them to access government’s intervention.

Governor Bala assured judicious distribution of the tricycles to ensure it reach targeted beneficiaries.
The Chairperson of the NGO, Mrs Marry Bruder said the distribution of the tricycles is to contribute at reducing the sufferings of the beneficiaries.

She said the NGO is ready to partner with the state government in the areas of Education and Health.
Beneficiaries thanked Governor Bala Mohammed for working towards finding lasting solutions to some of their challenges especially his desire to Commission Agency for Parsons Living with Disability.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 57,242 with 97 new cases

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 97 new COVID-19 cases in a tweet released on Sunday.

Lagos led with 46 new COVID-19 cases, followed by Kwara with 12 and Rivers with 11.

Others figures reported by NCDC are Adamawa-4 Niger-4 Ogun-4 Osun-4 Ekiti-3 Imo-3 Kaduna-3 Plateau-2 FCT-1

Total number of confirmed cases recorded in Nigeria are 57,242, while 48,569 patients were discharged from isolation centres, 1,098 deaths were recorded so far

Survival Fund: FG releases registration schedule as portal opens

•Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed

As the portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries for the Survival Fund opens on Monday, the Federal Government has released the timetable for categories of businesses to register.

A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Project Delivery Office stated that the portal which opens at 10 PM, will have educational institutions as the first category of beneficiaries to register.

“Nigerians interested in the Payroll Support scheme are to note that the site for registration will be open from 10 pm Monday September 21, 2020.

“In order to ensure seamless registration process, the Project Delivery Office (PDO) has designed a registration schedule.

“Registration for Payroll Support will start with educational institutions on Monday and will be followed with businesses in the hospitality industry on Friday September 25 beginning from 12 A.M.

“The portal will also be open to other category of small businesses from 12 A.M., on Monday September 28, 2020,” the statement said.

The office therefore advised those interested in benefiting from the fund to take note of the schedule and also log on to http://www.survivalfund.ng to register for the payroll support initiative.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the survival fund is a conditional grant to support vulnerable Micro and Small enterprises in meeting their payroll obligations and safeguard jobs in MSMEs from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scheme is estimated to save at least 1.3 million jobs across the country, while targeting an average of 35,000 individuals per state.


JONAPWD Kick-Starts Advocacy For Implementation Of The State Disability Rights Law

JONAPWD Anambra State Chapter has kick-started advocacy for the implementation of Disability Rights Law (DRL 2018) and the Inclusive State and Local Government Budgeting by Justice Service providers/relevant MDAs.

The chairman of JONAPWD In Anambra State, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke while delivering briefing in an advocacy visit to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Disability Matters Barrister Chukwuka Ezewuzie at Office of the Governor on Disability Matters, enumerated the issues in focus for the visit as they relate to Office of the Governor on Disability Matters as follows:

1) To advice His Excellency on the need for the establishment of Disability Rights Commission. Section 3(11).ASDRL 2018

2) To advice His Excellency on his responsibilities as stipulated in sections 5,9(2),15 and 23(7) of ASDRL 2018.

3) To ensure that no approval shall be given for plan of public building if it does not make provision for accessibility facilities. Section 23(5b) of ASDRL 2018 as a member of Bureau of Public of Procurement in the state.

4) To provide persons with disabilities with pro-bono lawyers without conditions who will defend them against harmful treatments and discriminations.Section 20 of ASDRL 2018 as the Director of Disability and Human Right Services.

He also expressed his optimism that the executive Governor of Anambra state who has been favorably disposed on the issues affecting the disability community will not allow any state in the South East to over take him and he went further to outline the activities to be carried out in the project as follows:

I) Sensitization workshop for JONAPWD members on key provision of the Disability Right Law 2018.

ll) Advocacy visit to the identified Service Providers and Relevant MDAs.

Ill) Sensitization meeting with Justice and Support Service Providers/Relevant MDAs.

IV) Data Collection/ Analysis Reporting.

V) Advocacy visits to Local Government Transition Chairmen or Budget Officers.

VI)Results Tracking Workshop to track results and what Service Providers and Relevant MDAs have done differently as a result of JONAPWD advocacy.

Responding to the Advocacy issues raised, Barrister Chukwuka Ezewuzie disclosed that His Excellency has formally asked the Attorney General of the State to advise him on his responsibilities towards the setting of the Disability Rights Commission in the state.

He stated that setting up the Disability Right Commission will be one of the legacy projects of the governor which he will not want someone else to take the glory for what he has done for persons with Disabilities in the state.

He re-emphasized that Governor Willie’s vision is to make sure that every onye Anambra with Disability live like a standard American with disability.

Ezewuzie added “Anambra still remain the only state in the South-east to have signed the Disability Rights Law and working towards the implementation of it in all sector.”

He noted that Governor Obiano has set up an exco- ad-hoc committee to study, research and advance process of procuring assistive devices/ equipment for persons with visual and hearing impairments in Anambra State.

He appreciated Mr President Buhari for signing the Disability Right Act and setting up of the Commission recently for the full implementation of the law.

Barrister Ezewuzie thanked the Coordinator ROLAC team Anambra for their numerous efforts towards the implementation of DRL and the European Union for promoting and funding the project.

He equally charged the Advocacy Team to take the sensitization message to the grassroot by involving traditional rulers, religious leaders, town union leaders and chairmen of local governments. He ask them to also remember to tell them that Sign language is real and a language everybody should learn to ease communication with the deaf Community.

Miss Victoria Okonkwo in her vote of thanks appreciated SPAD for all his efforts to better the lives of Persons with Disabilities and said that through him the Deaf Community has been given a voice through his introduction and making available sign interpreters to ease communication.

High points of the visit was the presentation of the Advocacy Brief to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Disability Matters.

BREAKING: INEC declares Obaseki Edo Governor-elect

•Governor Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godswill Obaseki, has been re-elected for another four-year term. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having won 307,955 votes in yesterday’s governorship ballot as against 223,619 by his main rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He was declared winner at about 2:00 p.m. by the Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh.

Obaseki beat Ize-Iyamu including in the latter’s home local government area, Orhionmwon.

The election held yesterday was generally peaceful and witnessed high turnout of voters.

IPC, IDA set to sign agreement to advance PWDs Rights and use Para Sport to promote human rights ahead of Tokyo 2020

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) are to sign a historic Co-operation Agreement to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and jointly commit to use Para sport as a vehicle to drive the human rights agenda forward.

As part of the agreement, the two organisations will work together to develop and implement mutually beneficial strategic inclusive communications campaigns. The two organisations also hope to collaborate on major events such as the IPC Inclusion Summit and Global Disability Summit, and to explore areas of shared interest around strategy, policy development, research and communication.

The two organisations will also seek to foster greater co-operation at their respective Governance levels, for instance in their collaboration at Board and management team levels, primarily for the purpose of advancing the rights of persons with disabilities globally.

President of IPC, Andrew Parsons in his remark said “This is an extremely important and strategic agreement between the IPC and IDA. The IPC is first and foremost a sport organisation, we also wish to change the world. Collaborating with an organisation like IDA, an absolute leader in global disability rights, will help us do just that.

“We want to work closely with like-minded organisations who share our passion to challenge the stigma attached to disability, empower social transformation and drive the human rights agenda to make for a more inclusive society for all. IDA ticks all three boxes.

“With IDA, we will collaborate on a range of initiatives that will extend the impact of the Paralympic Movement beyond sporting events. We will work together to advance the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Sustainable Development Goals and empower the lives of the world’s one billion persons with disabilities.

“Ahead of Tokyo 2020 we are looking to launch our biggest global communications campaign to date and aim to partner with several global organisations such as IDA to maximise the impact and reach. This is very exciting partnership for us.”

IDA Chair, Ana Lucia Arellano, in her response said: “The International Disability Alliance is excited to be partnering with IPC in this historic move for the disability rights movement to make our collective more complete and more inclusive. This partnership also represents IDA commitments to promote Para Sports and a recognition of sports as a universal language.

“The IPC is an important organisation for empowering social transformation towards an inclusive world and at IDA, we continually strive to ensure that all persons with disabilities are included in all aspects of society, and in all parts of the world. We are so excited to be part of a movement that does not accept any barriers to participation in sports, and one that creates equal opportunities for all.”

“Article 30 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities relates to participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport. At IDA, we recognise the facets of diversity that enable equal participation, including the right of persons with disabilities to take part on an equal basis with others in cultural life. We’re pleased that there is recognition of our rights to participate in sport and are committed to working closely with the IPC to realise this for all groups from all regions of the world and to reach as many people as possible.”

Visa Ban: FG says sanctioning electoral offenders disrespectful to Nigeria’s sovereignty


The Nigerian government has said it considers it disrespectful to the Sovereignty of the country for any outside country to apply punitive measures such as visas restriction on its citizens.

The Nigerian government made this known in a statement issued by Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that this comes as a response to the recent announcement of the U.S. and the United Kingdom to impose visa restrictions on those who undermine electoral processes.

The Nigerian Government said it was committed to providing all necessary logistic, financial and security support to the electoral process.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to state that the Nigerian government has taken note of the concerns of some of our partners, especially the U.S. and UK governments regarding the elections in Edo and Ondo States.

“They have also expressed their intentions to take punitive measures against those who decide to, in what they termed as, undermine democracy.

“It is important to highlight that the responsibility for the conduct of elections in Nigeria solely resides with the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commissions.

“The Federal Government, and especially the President, is committed to providing all necessary logistic, financial and security support to the electoral process.

“The President has continually urged all parties and contestants to peacefully conduct themselves before, during and after the elections, and supported patriotic non-governmental initiatives such as the Abdusalami Abubakar-led Peace Committee.

“Furthermore, it should be noted that there are ample provisions in our laws to sanction violators and perpetrators of electoral violence and fraud.

“It would be considered disrespectful of the sovereignty of Nigeria for any outside authority to sit in judgment over the conduct of our citizens and apply punitive measures such as visa restriction, unilaterally.

“While we appreciate the support and encouragement of our international partners such as the EU, we urge our equally valued partners such as the UK and U.S. to cooperate with our relevant agencies,” the government said.

The government called on the partners to support security agencies by providing them whatever concrete evidence of observed misconduct to allow our laws and regulations to take their course.

The Nigerian government also expressed solidarity with the government and people of the U.S. as regards their forthcoming election, which it hoped would be free from interference and violence.

Lagos, Plateau, FCT lead in the new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,145

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 189 new COVID-19 cases in a tweet released on Saturday.

Lagos led with 70 new COVID-19 cases, followed by Plateau with 37 and FCT with 24.

Other states are Kaduna-19 Rivers-12 Oyo-5 Ogun-4 Ebonyi-3 Katsina-3 Ondo-3 Osun-3 Imo-2 Yobe-2 Ekiti-1 Nasarawa-1

The new report indicates that about 15 states were recorded in the new report.

While 57,145 COVID-19 patients were confirmed in Nigeria, 48,431 were discharged from isolation centres,1,095 deaths recorded so far

Below is the report as tweet by NCDC:

189 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;


57,145 confirmed
48,431 discharged
1,095 deaths

EVAPWD commends INEC on Edo election, bemoans inadequate provisions for Deaf Voters

The Campaign for Equal Voting Access for Persons with Disabilities (EVAPWD), an initiative of Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) targeted at observing provisions made by INEC for persons with Disabilities’ participation in the election and raise awareness on equal voting rights for citizens with disabilities on the September 19, 2020 Edo State governorship election, bemoaned over inadequate provisions for Deaf Voters in Edo State.

In a statement released on Saturday, EVAPWD chairman, David Anyaele commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of today’s election, as he observed good turnout of voters as early as 8am.

He said, “EVAPWD is impressed to observe that marginalized populations – the aged, nursing mothers and pregnant women and persons with disabilities were offered priority voting in most of the polling units observed. We commend Polling Officials for their efforts in this regard. Regrettably, many voters with hearing impairments struggled without success to benefit from this provision.”

“EVA4PWD observers observed that the promised Braille voter’s guide and Braille ballot paper by INEC for easy access of Election Day instructions, guidelines and ballot paper for the Blind voters were scarcely available, where it was available, many INEC Ad-hoc Staff didn’t know it, as they were calling their office, while some said they forgot it. At Polling Unit 003, Car Park Ward 1, Oredo LGA, an observer assisted in locating the Braille material.”

He said the Observers did not see any magnified lens at the Polling Units, those that claimed to have one could not provide it for observers to see.

“EVAPWD also observed that Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as Election Day instructions and guidelines to assist the deaf or persons with hearing impairment understanding of voting process were missing at majority of the polling units visited. This is a barrier to accessibility according to election day procedure for the deaf or hearing impaired voters.”

“EVAPWD observers report shows that large numbers of the polling units were not accessible to physically challenged persons. These polling units were sited in difficult places such as buildings without ramps/handrail, across gutter, staircase etc.”

“Observance of INEC Covid-19 guideline were not adhered to in majority of the Polling Units visited in Oredo LGA. There were large crowd at Greater Tomorrow High School Oredo Ward 1, Rama Park at Ikpoba Okha, Oredo LGA among other Polling Units.”

With the above stated observations, he expressed displeasure over INEC’s displayed minimal commitment to the implementation of the Framework on Access and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the Electoral Process and the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018.

He therefore urges INEC to address these issues as observed by EVAPWD.

“We urge INEC to address these issues as observed by EVAPWD observers, especially as we move towards Ondo State Governorship election next month.

NNAD VP Candidate Pledges To Address Employment, Scholarship Opportunities For Members If Elected

Haruna Tsafe, the Vice Presidential Candidate for Nigeria National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) has pledged that if elected, he would ensure that members of the Association have more access to employment, empowerment, agricultural initiatives among others.

Tsafe, made the promise while addressing a gathering during the campaign rally for United, Peace and Progress Team (UPP-T) North-Central Zone campaign rally of Nigeria National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) held in Lafia, Nasarawa state on Tuesday.

The gathering included Special Adviser to the governor on Disability Affiars, A.A Sule, President Deaf Women Association of Nigeria, Chief of Minna, Acting Director Rehabilitation Center Nassarawa state, NNAD Presidential hopeful, Chairmen of all North Central States, delegates, supporters among others.

He said “If elected into NNAD office, we will take advantage of the Disability Right Act in addressing area of employment, education, scholarship, empowerment, agriculture, health, and so on. As we aware that most of you are farmers, jobless, need scholarship, medical support etc

“If elected into office, we will make appropriate collaboration between NNAD and government agencies in implementing government’s policies and programmes that will address the above challenges,” Tsafe said.

He noted that the content in disability right act stated that all persons with disabilities should be given equal right, equal opportunity, saying that it was time for the Association to seize the opportunity and ensure that its members benefit from such initiatives.

“As a bonafide citizen of Nigeria. We will use the Disability Right Act on area of agriculture by approaching federal ministry of agriculture to provide some percentage of benefit to deaf farmers once they met all criteria to be eligible for this beneficiary.

“Also on education, we will approach federal ministry of education for scholarship locally and internationally once deaf students met the requirement and other MDAs in addressing these challenge. In fact for long ago, we have been neglected by the government due to lack of lobbying power, collaboration and so on,” he said.

Tsafe, who is also a member of the Campaign Council for the Ondo Governorship election, said efforts will also be made to break the communication barriers between federal, state and local level.

“As we have deaf association at local, state and federal level, we will ensure appropriate communication flow between three tiers in order to know the problem and challenge face deaf members and see how we can solve these challenges.

“Again, there are different emergency numbers where people can reach NEMA, FRSC, Fire service etc, deaf members must not be left out as we will work with ministry of communication and her agency to develop WhatsApp toll number where our members will also can reach to us or any relevant authority on emergency issues.

He said much effort will be made to collaborate with other disability clusters to maximize the set goals.

This, Tsafe said, can only be achieved “when all elders, women, youths come together and give us support, encouragement and advice, we are sure to achieve all goals.”

Osun Deaf Community gets new centre, Suzuki Mini Bus; Targets 50 more Buses for Revenue Generation.

The deaf community in Osun State in partnership with Osun State Community and Social Development Project (OSUN CSDP) now has a new centre for vocational and entrepreneurial training in Osun.

The Centre, with the assistance of the partner, Osun-CSDP, has also acquired a Suzuki Mini Bus which will be used for transportation business to generate income.

Osun Deaf Centre, established in December 2019, is a multipurpose building which serves as a place of meeting as well as skills acquisition centre for the Deaf youths and adults in the State.

The centre provides vocational and entrepreneurial training to deaf and general public in order to empower them economically and enable them to be self reliant and self employed.

Osun Deaf Centre Building

It provides vocational training in areas such as Computer Training, Catering, Fashion Designing, Hair Dressing, Barbering, Shoe Making, Bag Making, Welding and Plumbing works.

The Chairperson of Osun-CSDP, Agatha Olaniyi in a statement sent to Inclusive News Network, INN stated that the construction and equipping of the centre was co-funded by the Osun State Government through Osun Community and Social Development Project (Osun-CSDP), the World Bank and Osun State Deaf Community.

INN learnt that the Deaf Community in Osun contributed 5% of the cost of the project.

“Suffice here to also acknowledge our people and well wishers both at home and in the Diasporas who identified with us towards the successful takeoff of the centre.” Olaniyi said.

The Centre had on Tuesday, acquired a Suzuki Mini Bus with the assistance of the partner, Osun-CSDP.

The bus is a product of the proposal submitted to Osun-CSDP by Osun Deaf community.

After building and equipping the centre. The Deaf community had approached the agency for the bus. Fortunately, the proposal was approved. The community contributed 5 percent of the total cost as usual. The 5% contribution for the bus was paid from the balance of the remaining cash from another project.

“The Bus will be used for transportation business. We target the acquisition of 50 Suzuki Mini Buses in nearest future for transportation business.” Olaniyi added.

“We envision that profit realised from the centre would be used to maintain and sustain the centre, assist our members as well as for expansion of projects.”

While calling for partnership, collaboration and exchange programmes with national and international organisations and institutions, Olaniyi stated that it needs borehole and solar electricity to complete the building

“At present, the centre needs borehole and Solar Electricity. The deep well that is the main source of water for the centre presently doesn’t have adequate water because there is a rock under the building. We also need Solar Electricity to solve our electricity challenges.”

“We crave for and welcome partnership, collaboration and exchange programmes with National and International organisations and institutions in training, development and support so that the centre can efficiently and effectively position itself to tremendously impact the live of Deaf people and general population of our State.”

Disability Commission: Beautiful Gate, Boss Congratulates Dr. Hussaini on Recent Appointment as NCPD Chairman

The Beautiful Gate Handicapped People Center, Jos congratulated Dr. Hussaini Suleiman Kangiwa on his appointment as the Chairman of National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).

In an open letter signed by the Executive Director, Chief Ayuba Burki Gufwan, he joined well wishers in felicitating with Kangiwa on his appointment as the chairman of the board of NCPD by President Muhammadu Buhari.

While referring the appointment as a landmark achievement and victory for People with Disabilities, he stated that the appointment will rekindle hope of equal rights and opportunities for people with Disabilities.

“I join other well wishers in felicitating with you on your well deserved appointment as the Chairman of the board of National Commission for Persons with Disabilities by President Muhammadu Buhari”

“Your appointment alongside others is a landmark achievement and a victory for People Living with Disabilities. It rekindles hope of equal rights and opportunities for people with special needs in accordance with the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act of 2018.”

Ayuba who was decorated with Chieftancy titles, Makaman Langai and Talban Panyam stated that he has no doubt that Kangiwa is equal to the task and will bring wealth of experience to bear the job and perform credibly well.

“As a very experienced bureaucrat well versed in the art of governance and administration, I have no doubt that you are equal to the task and would bring your wealth of experience to bear on the job and perform credibly well to justify the confidence reposed on you and your team.”

COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria Rise with 221 New Infections.

The COVID-19 cases in Nigeria which dropped started rising again with the lastest report of 221 infections by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday.

The new report revealed that Lagos the epicentre of Coronavirus still led with 59 new cases, followed by other States with Abia being the 2nd highest with 46 cases, FCT with 22, Gombe with 20 and Plateau 17.

Other States as listed by NCDC are Rivers-11 Bauchi-7 Benue-6 Ekiti-6 Imo-6 Kaduna-4 Kwara-4 Ondo-4 Ogun-3 Osun-3 Bayelsa-1 Edo-1 Kano-1

About 18 states were recorded in the list. While 56,956 confirmed cases have been reported in Nigeria, 48,305 were discharged from isolation centres and 1,094 deaths recorded so far.

1.7m to vote today in Edo governorship election

PHOTO: The main candidates, Governor Godwin Obaseki of PDP and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC during the recent Edo Governorship Debate

Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicate that no fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the Sept. 19, Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that an INEC document titled “Delimitation of Edo State”, shows that the ineligible voters in Edo is on account of failure to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

The consolidated figure of registered voters in the state as at August 2018 stands at 2,210,534 registered voters, while only 1,726,738 collected their PVCs, the document indicates.

The document shows that Edo has 18 local government areas, with 192 wards and 2,627 polling units.

A further breakdown of the registered voters figure in the document shows that the male accounts for 1,159,325 (representing 52 per cent), while 1,051,209 are female (or 48 percent).

Similarly, from the total registered voters, the youth (18 – 35 years) account for 50 per cent (1,105,338); Middle Aged (36 – 50 years) account for 29.1 per cent (643,551); and Elderly (51 – 70 years) has 15.99 per cent (353,508).

Eligible voters classified as the Old (70 years and above) account for 4.89 per cent (108,137).

Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that Edo South has the highest figure of 1,281,414: the North with 564,122: and Central senatorial district has 364,998.

NAN reports that Edo South has seven council areas; the North has six while Central has five Local Government Areas.

According to the number of collected PVCs, Oredo zone has 240,197; Ikpoba-Okha is 214,882; Egor has 158,817; Etsako West has 128,188 and Akoko Edo with 115,343.