The Lagos Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that Lagosians who just registered for new Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) can start collection of their PVCs from Wednesday, January 16.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the INEC in Lagos, Mr Femi Akinbiyi, who made the disclosure has directed Lagos residents who registered with INEC during the continuous registration of voters exercise but were yet to collect their PVCs to go to their various wards across the state to collect them, starting from Wednesday.
The PRO, in a press statement made available to newsmen, noted that the decision became necessary to ease the challenge that Lagosians could be having in collecting their PVCs.
The INEC official noted, “Lagos State office will as from Wednesday 16th January 2019 devolve collection of Permanent Voters’ Cards to the 245 registration areas (wards) in the state. The exercise is to make collection of PVCs easier for Lagosians.
“The exercise, which will come to an end on the 21st of January 2019, will include Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 4pm each day. After the 21st January 2019, the commission will revert to its 20 local government offices and other designated centres in the states until February 8, 2019 being the last day for collection,” he said.
Akinbiyi said that the commission would appreciate it if all the residents who had registered but had not collected their PVCs would take advantage of the opportunity afforded by it to collect their PVCs as there would be no extension after the February 8, 2019.