He said that Nigerians are interested in deepening the nation’s democracy and that could happen where there was free and fair election.
According to him, free and fair elections can be guaranteed by a workable laws guiding the conduct and process of electioneering system.
He stressed that going by their actions on the passage of the amended laws more support and encouragements are needed.
Earlier, Simard said they were in Sokoto to partner the state government in education, health and other areas that would improve the nation’s economy and fight poverty.
” Issues of girl child education, maternal health, Gender Based Violence, Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and the rising insecurity in the North-West regions are also of concern to the Canadian Government ”Simard said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that Simard was accompanied by
UNFPA officials, led by Gloria Enueze, officials of Plan International, among others. (NAN)