The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 1,693,963 permanent voters cards (PVCs) are yet to be collected in Lagos state.
According to a document released by the commission’s Lagos office on Friday, the number of old PVCs received from the national headquarters is 6,570,291, out of which 5,653,330 have been collected and 916,961 uncollected as of December 29.
On the other hand, the number of new PVCs received from the headquarters was 940,200, with 163,198 collected and 777,002 uncollected as of December 29.
Collection of PVCs began on December 12, 2022, and is set to continue till January 22, 2023, in all the 774 LGAs across the country.
A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) had recently asked INEC to extend the deadline for the collection of PVCs, saying Nigerians are facing difficulties picking up their cards.