CVR: INEC collaborates with JDPC on sensitisation, tasks citizens on registration
June 27, 2021
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on citizens to take advantage of the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise.
The Chief administrative officer, INEC Lagos, Pst. Oje Abiodun made the call at a one day sensitisation programme on the CVR in collaboration with the Justice Development and Peace Centre (JDPC) of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Festac on Saturday in Lagos.
Abiodun noted that the exercise is the foundation of how the forth coming elections will go. “Its success will determine how successful the elections will be.”
“Like you know, the INEC has suffered a lot of lose in terms of infrastructure, following the burning of our facilities in some parts of the country, with some not wanting us to have an election. We are determined to make things right and to work in the interest of all,” he said.
He added that the Commission is not unaware of the security challenges and are concerned of the safety of the citizens, which is why it has come up with the online CVR, creation of more polling units amongst other measures in the bid to protect the citizens.
“The voters card also serves as a means of identity and as such, it is necessary that all eligible citizens, especially those who have just clocked 18 get registered”.
He however said registration can be done online via www.cvr.inec.gov.ng or www.cvr.inecnigeria.org.
“I enjoin you to please take the message out to others to as a matter of obligation get registered as the exercise begins on Monday 28th June,” he told the group at the programme.
Recall that the INEC boss, Yakubu Mahmood on the 24th of June, at the official launch of the online registration portal for the resumption of CVR, said the registration of voters is at the heart of democratic elections.
Mahmood added that the expansion of voter access to polling units is to make new polling units available to voters during the CVR.
“The Commission is also aware of its responsibility under the law, to provide every eligible Nigerian the opportunity to register, irrespective of where they live or other circumstances of life,” he noted.