By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Sunday called on the people of the state to ensure that they all collect their permanent voters cards (PVCs) to enable them vote in leaders of their choice in 2019.
Ishaku made the call at St. Justina Catholic Church Mayo-Dassa Jalingo while speaking at a book launch titled ‘The Bible at a Glance’ written by Parish priest, Rev, Fr James Vontih.
Ishaku said he was worried by the report from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that over 135,000 PVCs were lying unattended to at the commission’s office.
He enjoined the people of the state to make haste to collect them in order to vote for good leaders in 2019.
Represented by the Chaplain of the Government House Chapel, Jalingo, Rev. Sheka Bambur, Ishaku said his administration was determined to rescue the people of the state from the shackles of unemployment, poverty and insecurity.
Earlier, the author of the book, Fr Vontih said the launching of the book was his initiative to support the building of a befitting House of worship for God.
Vontih said the book was part of his efforts to support the Catholic community of St. Justina Mayo-Dassa who are temporarily worshipping in a school hall of St. Justina Nursery and Primary school.
Dr Williams Benedict of the College of Agriculture, Jalingo who reviewed the book commended the priest for taking his time in compiling the book, describing it as timely.
“At a time many people are turning to iPad and smart phones to read the Bible and ignoring the hard copy of the Bible, the book is timely as it provided executive summary of what the Bible contains.
“The book gives a deep interpretation of the Bible and will help shape and enrich the understanding of many Christians who will read it,” he said.