CrossRiverWatch, NTA, Others Join Igini In Inter Agency Advisory Committee On Voter Education

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Mr. Mike Igini, State REC (middle) and the State Chairman of PFN (right) during the inauguration of the committee in Calabar
Mr. Mike Igini, State REC (middle) and the State Chairman of PFN (right) during the inauguration of the committee in Calabar

In less than two years of its’ establishment, the first indigenous online portal that exclusively reports Cross River State News, Events and its People World over, has joined other decades long established Media Organizations as part of the Inter Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education in Cross River State.

Speaking with newsmen at the retreat of Interagency Advisory committee held at Tinapa Resort, Calabar, the State INEC Boss said: “In Cross River State, the major broadcast and print media houses, reputable online platforms as well as traditional media will be employed to reach out to the rural communities.”

Mr. Mike Igini inaugurated the committee on Tuesday at the INEC Headquarters, Calabar.

The purpose of the committee is to educate the electorate and enlighten them about specifics and mechanisms of the electoral process and also inform them of their rights and responsibilities in the electoral process.

The Commissioner said the Inter Agency Advisory Committee’s first assignment is to draw a road map for an effective voters education and publicity program in the state devoid of hitches.

He urged the members to make use of their respective experiences and professional backgrounds to ensure the attainment of the set goals, stressing that the committee would determine the exact content of the program and promotion mechanisms, strategic places of implementation and precise target audience.

He commended the state government for contributing to the membership, adding that Cross River State will one day commence Electoral Carnival alongside its annual Calabar Carnival due to its peaceful nature.

He urged all the committee members to fully engage other stakeholders at the local government level, including security agencies and traditional rulers to have full coverage of the exercise in the state.

Some of the Media establishment that made the committee, includes, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), FRCN, Federal Information, NOA, CRBC, Nigerian Chronicle and, others are NUJ, NGE, Ministry of Women Affairs among others.

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