2023: Gov Matawalle declares one week holiday for PVC registration


FILE: Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, Zamfara State Commissioner for Information, address a press conference in Gusau, the state capital over the security situation in the state, on 2 April, 2021.

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The Governor of Zamfara State, Hon Mohammed Bello Matawalle, has declared next week Monday to Friday June 20th to 24th, 2022 as work free week, the state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara says.

He said the weeklong holiday will be to enable the state public and civil servants to go to their respective localities to register and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

The DEFENDER reports that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has since opened the space for Nigerians, who are yet to registered to do so within the time set ahead of 2023 general elections.

“By this announcement, all Commissioners, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries, other public office holders, party officials and traditional rulers are hereby directed to monitor and supervise the on going Voter Registration exercise to ensure that all eligible voters within their wards and local governments register and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards to enable them exercise their fundamental rights and civic responsibilities,” he said.

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