Lagos Markets On Recess For Voter Registration Exercise
Jul 27, 2022
Lagosians aiming to procure foodstuffs and other items from markets across Lagos may experience difficulties doing so after traders announced a two-day total shutdown of market activities in shops, stalls and warehouses to allow them register and obtain their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) before the deadline date.
The traders said that the markets would be closed for Wednesday and Thursday to further boost the number of collection and registration ahead of next year’s general election across the country.
They added that the decision to embark on a two-day suspension of businesses for the PVC collection and registration was taken to prevent their members from been affected by the July 31st deadline announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Babaloja of Alaba Rago market 1, Ali Malami, who disclosed the development on Wednesday, explained that the traders considered the PVC collection and registration important, forming the reason for their decision.
It would be recalled that, Malami explained that 24 hours would have been assigned for the exercise but that it was extended to Thursday to allow everyone complete their exercise before returning to their businesses.