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Politics: INEC Extends PVC Collection Date

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has increase the day of the collection of the Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, which supposed to end today, by two more days.

The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this on Friday, in Abuja while Speaking at a regular meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of INEC across the country and FCT.

Based on his statement, the meeting, coming just few weeks to the General Elections, was to have an absolute review of preparations for the elections.

“In the last couple of days, we have been overwhelmed by calls from Nigerians to inquire the current process of collection of the Permanent Voters’ Cards”.

“As a reply, the Commission has decided that the collection of PVCs scheduled to end today being 8th February 2019 is hereby increased the days nationwide to Monday 11th February 2019. This will include Saturday and Sunday”.

“The claim of PVCs will now take event from 9am to 6pm daily. All state officers are hereby directed to inquire the procedure for the collection of PVCs and dedicate all the staff of the Local Government offices to the collection process. Staff are implored to be civil in attending to citizens and should report intensified issues that they cannot immediately resolve to their superiors,” The INEC Chairman said.

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