The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has ordered the de-centralisation of the on-going distribution of Permanent Voter Cards to Ward levels, so as to increase access to persons yet to collect their cards.
Before now, the distribution was done at the local government offices of the commission but with this latest directive, the distribution of the PVCs will now be at ward level nationwide.
The commission, at its meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2015, resolved that the period for distribution of the cards should also be extended. Registered voters who are yet to collect their cards can now do so from 8:30am to 5:30pm daily.
Secretary to the commission, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, who made the announcement in Abuja on Friday, said that Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) nationwide, have been mandated to set up effective monitoring strategies and ensure that the specified hours are strictly complied with by relevant INEC staff.