Niger declares 2-day holiday for PVC collection

By Post Nigeria February 3, 2015 18:05

Niger declares 2-day holiday for PVC collection

The Niger State Government on Tuesday declared February 5th and 6th as work free days to enable eligible voters collect their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs ahead of the general elections.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Isreal Ebije disclosed this to newsmen in the state, saying the holiday would enable people in the state to meet up with the deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Ebije said the State Government wanted to ensure that all eligible voters who registered for their PVCs participated in the elections as it is their own quota of contributing to the progress of the nation.

He said the public holidays should be used judiciously by both private and government workers adding that those who have earlier registered should endeavor to collect theirs and not abandon it like in times past.