INEC Decentralises PVCs Distribution


BEVERLY HILLS, January 09, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the decentralisation of on-going distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to Ward levels, in order to enhance access by persons yet to collect their cards.

Before now, the distribution was done at the local government offices of the Commission since the end of distribution at the polling unit level.

But distribution of the PVCs will henceforth be at Ward level nationwide.

According to a statement issued Friday by Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, the Commission, at its meeting on Thursday, January 8, resolved that the period for distribution of the cards should be extended.

It said registered voters who are yet to collect their cards can now do so from 8. 30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily.

Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu, said Resident Electoral Commissioners have been mandated to set up effective monitoring strategies and ensure that the specified hours are strictly complied with by relevant INEC staff.