The  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on Nigerians to visit their Local Government Areas, LGAs, of registration to pick up their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).

INEC had announced February 8 as the last day for collection of PVCs, so as to give room for preparations for the elections.

As a means of sensitizing Nigerians on the need to have a voters card, INEC had employed the use of public address systems from streets to street, hosted media programs, amongst other means.

However, the commission initiated another channel of urging Nigerians to collect their PVCs, hence, partnering with the Nigeria Communication Commission NCC) in sending SMS to every citizen of the country.

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It reads, “Are you a registered voter & yet to collect your PVC? Please visit INEC’s LGA office where you registered to collect your PVC from 9am – 3pm, Monday to Friday until 8th February 2019. Remember, NO PVC, NO VOTING!!!”

The commission plans on storing the uncollected PVCs after the proposed date at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

In a recent interview, an INEC official made it known that there are still millions of uncollected PVCs across the country.

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