The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Friday, announced an extension of the window for the collection of the Permanent Voters Card till Monday .
INEC made the announcement on its Twitter handle , revealing that PVC collection scheduled to end on Friday (today ) , would now extend over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) till Monday , when the process would end nationwide .
The statement on INEC ’ s handle read, “ The collection of PVCs scheduled to end today Friday 8 th February 2019 is hereby extended nationwide to Monday 11 th February 2019 . This will include Saturday and Sunday.
“The collection of PVCs will now take place from 9 am to 6 pm daily . All State offices are hereby directed to review the procedure for the collection of PVCs and dedicate all the staff of the Local Government offices to the collection process .
“ Staff are enjoined to be civil in attending to citizens and to escalate issues that they cannot immediately resolve to their superiors.
“ The Commission wishes to reassure Nigerians that we will continue to take every necessary step to ensure that no registered voter is disenfranchised on account of non – collection of PVCs.
“ Similarly, the Commission is taking urgent steps to address complaints of unavailability of the PVCs of some registered voters before the end the deadline for the collection .
“ We wish to reiterate that after the deadline of Monday 11th February 2019 , all uncollected PVCs will be recalled and deposited with the CBN for safe- keeping until after the general elections when the collection of cards and the continuous registration of voters will resume . ”