The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the distribution of the Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) to Nigerians on Monday (today).
Naija News reports that the commission’s Chairman Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye at the weekend said individuals can collect their PVCs between 9 a.m and 3 p.m daily, including Saturdays and Sundays.
Okoye at a parley with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) disclosed that for the ease of reaching out to electorates, INEC has approved 8,809 Registration Areas/Wards across the country from January 6 to 15, 2023.
According to him, the commission had met to discuss several issues on the 2023 general election, including PVC.
Okoye explained that “After January 15, 2023, the exercise will revert to the local government offices of the commission until January 22, 2023.
“Those who are unable to collect their PVCs at the local government offices of the commission can do so at the Registration Areas/Electoral Wards.
“INEC held a retreat in Lagos with its Administrative Secretaries and RECs from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT between November 28 and December 2, 2022.
“At the retreat, the commission finalised the procedure as well as the timetable for collection of PVCs.”