Lagos Shuts Markets Over PVC Collection

Must Read

FACTBOOK: Coronavirus In Nigeria — Everything You Need To Know

By Gbenga OdunsiAs Nigeria further shuts down in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and more cases are being recorded...

Nigeria’s Response To Coronavirus Is Impressive – UN Chief

The United Nations has praised Nigeria for it's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.Nigeria, Africa's most populated country with an...

Coronavirus: FG Set To Evacuate Nigerians Stranded Abroad

The ministry of foreign affairs has directed all its missions abroad to get the list of Nigerians abroad who...

‘Africa Is Not A Testing Ground’ – Drogba, Eto’o Slam French Doctors Over Racist Comments

Ivorian football legend, Didier Drogba and Cameroonian football legend, Samuel Eto'o have joined other Africans in calling out two...

Anthony Joshua’s World Title Defence Against Pulev Postponed

Nigerian British heavyweight Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world titles against Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev...

PVCs

The Lagos State government has ordered the closure of all markets in the state today, to enable market men and women to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

The order followed Friday’s public holiday, which was aimed at ensuring workers in the state obtain their PVCs in time for the first round of elections on Feb. 14.

The state government had also appealed to the private sector in the state to grant their workers half day on Friday to enable them collect their voters’ card. However, only a few private establishments granted the request. The collection of the PVCs ends tomorrow.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to announce its final decision on whether the elections will continue as scheduled today. The Council of State had earlier, in its meeting discussed the pros and cons of postponing the elections as suggested in some quarters.However, the Council noted that INEC reserves the right to either postpone or go ahead with the elections as planned.

Although a postponement does not look likely, if it happens, the commission may add more days for the collection of PVCs.

going ahead with the conduct of the general elections on February 14 and 28.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -