Disregard News That Abia Traditional Rulers Will Be Subjected To Biometric Verification Exercise – ABSG

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The Abia State Government has said members of the public should disregard the news making the rounds that the Otti-led administration was embarking on a Biometric Verification of Abia State Traditional Rulers.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State, Ferdinand Ekeoma said the news was the handiwork of some opposition elements.

The full statement reads:

“Kindly disregard the FAKE news being peddled by some opposition elements that Abia Traditional Rulers are to be subjected to Biometric Verification Exercise.

” In a bid to ascertain the exact number of Traditional Rulers and their Autonomous communities which would guide government in its welfare packages for the Traditional institution, the Alex Otti led-government through the Ministry of Local Government and Chiectaincy Affairs decided to carry out a MANUAL ENUMERATION of all Traditional Rulers.

“This hitch-free exercise which has already excited the affected Traditional Rulers does not involve any form of Biometric and does not require them to gather anywhere, rather each is required to fill a form that would contain his Biodata and other important information.

“It’s understandable why the opposition is trying to distort the facts of this exercise; they were not used to being thorough to the point of appreciating the importance of data, neither did they pay attention to the welfare of Traditional Rulers and their communities when they were in power.

“The Alex Otti led-government would continue to be intentional in taking actions and decisions that would have lasting positive effect on the state and its people.”

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