INEC Extends Deadline For PVC Collection

INEC Extends Deadline For PVC Collection

By Emmanuel Cornelius | Staff Reporter on February 8, 2019
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Mahmood Yakubu, Biodun Ogunyemi, Festus Okoye, INEC
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has extended the collection of the Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, which hitherto ended today, by two more days.

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the commission, said this on Friday, February 8, 2019, in Abuja.

He was speaking at a regular meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, of INEC across the country and FCT.

According to him, the meeting, coming just a week to the General Elections, was to have a final review of preparations for the elections.

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

“In response, the Commission has taken the decision that the collection of PVCs scheduled to end today Friday, February 8, 2019, is hereby extended nationwide to Monday, February 11, 2019. This will include Saturday and Sunday.

“The collection of PVCs will now take place from 9 am to 6 pm daily. All state offices are hereby directed to review the procedure for the collection of PVCs and dedicate all the staff of the Local Government offices to the collection process. Staff are enjoined to be civil in attending to citizens and to escalate issues that they cannot immediately resolve to their superiors,” Yakubu said.

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