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#2015Elections Niger declares public holiday for PVC collection

The government announced that Thursday, February 5 and Friday, 6 will be work-free days to allow for ease of collection of PVCs from the requisite authorities.

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Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state play

Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state

The Niger State Government has declared a two-day holiday in the state to enable residents collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC).

The government announced that Thursday, February 5 and Friday, 6 will be work-free days to allow for ease of collection of PVCs from the requisite authorities.

The public holiday was announced on Tuesday, February 3, by Israel Ebije, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Mu’azu Aliyu.

Ebije said that the state government had decided to declare the holiday in a bid to ensure that nobody was disenfranchised due to f failure to collect PVCs.

“Your PVCs are not just ordinary cards; they are a veritable tool which you would use to elect your preferred candidates in the coming elections and many more elections to come. It is therefore instructive for every eligible voter to collect voter card,” Ebije said in a statement.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for PVC collection to February 8.

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