The National Association of Nigerian Students wants the Independent National Electoral Commission to further extend the February 11 deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer of the association, made the appeal in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.

He said that the extension became necessary considering the fact that most of the students who would be returning to school registered for their PVCs within the school environments.

“NANS sees this call as imperative due to the just-suspended strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

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“Most Nigerian university students will be returning to the school environs where they registered for their PVCs to pick them up.

“We recall that INEC had revealed in its statistics of the eligible voters, ahead of the 2019 general elections, that over 22 million voters are Nigerian students.

“As such, this cumulates to an approximate of 35 per cent of the eligible voters.

“It is obvious that the duty towards promoting and protecting the country’s democracy lies in the hands of Nigerian students," he stated.

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