By Elsie Udoh
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has said that the permanent voter cards (PVCs) of all registered voters in the state are available for collection.
This was contained in a press release issued on Tuesday by the Administrative Secretary of the Lagos INEC, Adebisi Oladepo Ajayi, on behalf of the Lagos Resident Electoral Commissioner.
In the statement, the Lagos INEC said it had received the remaining PVCs for voters in the state, as the collection will take place from Wednesday, January 25 to Sunday, January 29 2023.
The statement reads in part, “The Independent National Electoral Commission, Lagos State wishes to inform the general public most especially the registered voters in Lagos state that the remaining permanent voter cards for Lagos State have now been received.
“The PVCs shall be available for collection at INEC local government area offices from Wednesday 25th January 2023 to Sunday 29th January 2023 between the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM daily.”
Lagosians were also encouraged to come for the collection of their PVCs before the January 29 deadline.
“The commission hereby enjoins all eligible registrants who have not collected their PVC to please avail themselves the opportunity of doing so before 29th January, 2023 the deadline for the exercise.
“Collection of PVC is free while collection by proxy is not allowed,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, INEC had reported a total of 7,060,195 registered voters in Lagos, according to its register.
Last week, the Lagos State Government declared a four-day work-free for civil servants in the state to obtain their PVCs ahead of the general elections billed for next month.