INEC Extends Deadline For PVC Collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has now extended the collection of Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) yet to be collected.

This extension was announced by the chairman of electoral body, Yakub Mahmoud.

It was earlier scheduled to end today Friday 8th February 2019 but newly extended to Monday 11th February 2019 nationwide. This will include Saturday and Sunday.

The collection of PVCs will now take place from 9am to 6pm daily.

All state offices are 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 also enjoined to be civil in attending to citizens and to escalate issues that they cannot immediately resolve to their superiors.

The commission also reassured Nigerians that they will continue to take every necessary step to ensure that no registered voter is disenfranchised on account of non-collection of PVCs.

Similarly, the commission is taking urgent steps to address complaints of unavailability of the PVCs of some registered voters before the end the deadline for the collection.

‘We wish to reiterate that after the deadline of Monday 11th February 2019, all uncollected PVCs will be recalled and deposited with the CBN for safe-keeping until after the General Elections when the collection of cards and the continuous registration of voters will resume’, Mahmoud ended in his statement.

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