Senior Special Adviser to Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong on Community Relations, Ernest Dades is set to meet with community leaders and other stakeholders across the state's 17 local governments towards boosting community participation in governance.

The idea, Dades told this platform is to "feel the pulse of the rural populace and report back 'as it is' to the governor."

The goal is to inject new ideas into the running of government as it affects the grassroots people, he said in an online interview.

According to the Governor's Aide, "if the governor appoints ten people for instance into his cabinet, we should have ten new ideas that will promote good governance as well as impact positively on the citizens."

The initiative, a brainchild of the SSA's office towards boosting the Governor's five-policy thrust equally aims to conscientize the people on the dangers of failing to participate in the ongoing voters registration nationwide, it was learnt.

"Plateau state has been rated 'second to the last' in voters registration in Nigeria.

"I want to mobilise community leaders who are closer to the people, who will also mobilise the rural dwellers to register.

"Getting voters card is not just for voting during elections but it is a determinant for allocation of resources to each state," Dades said.

The stake holders to meet according to him are community leaders, youth and women group leaders as well as religious leaders among others.

Dades intends to translate his advocacy campaign messages into the various dialects of the rural dwellers to enable them "understand and participate for the good and development of plateau state," it was also learnt.

He had earlier released a press statement mobilizing the stakeholders for the meetings which are expected to hold in each of the state's three geopolitical zones.