- For the collection of PVCs, Friday, August 31, has been declared as work free day in Zamfara state
- The state government said it is compulsory for citizens to participate in the exercise
The Zamfara government has declared Friday, August 31, as work free day to enable eligible voters obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The government has also announced reduction in work hours for its workers from 4pm to 12 noon on Wednesday, August 29, and Thursday, August 30.
The state deputy governor, Ibrahim Wakkala, made the announcement on Tuesday, August 28, in Gusau during a stakeholders meeting on the deadline for the ongoing continuous voter registration.
He said that the decision was to encourage those that were yet to obtain their PVC to do so before the deadline of September 1.
“As good citizens, for us to exercise our civic rights, we must get the PVCs. This would enable us to elect leaders of our choice in the forthcoming 2019 general elections and beyond.
“Therefore it becomes a compulsory duty for us to participate effectively in this exercise,” Wakkala said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a Nigerian lady after trying unsuccessfully to get her PVC had to find an ingenious way to obtain the important means of voting.
Grace Ehi Isabella Onuh took to her Facebook page to share how she conned officials of INEC into attending to her ahead of others since there was a crowd at the center closest to her house.
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