Voter registration. PHOTO: NTA.ng

The new schedule for voter's card registration will commence on Saturday as recently announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC made the announcement in a statement signed by its national commissioner on information and voter education, Mallam Mohammed Haruna last month.

He said the registration for PVC which was held from 9am and 3pm will now hold between 9am and 5pm with effects from Wednesday, August 1.

According to the INEC Commissioner, the registration will also hold on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as during public holidays.

Haruna said the decision was agreed upon at the meeting of resident electoral commissioners (REC) from all 36 states of the federation.

INEC had earlier announced PVC registration closes August 17.

Prior to the announcement 10,114,471 Nigerians have registered for the PVC, 586,807 have been collected so far with Lagos having highest number of 502,873 cards collected followed by Rivers 500, 877.

Ondo state has the least with 95,655 PVC collected.

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