The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed to extend the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) by 60 days amid public outcry.
The exercise was initially slated to end on 30th June, 2022.
The extension was disclosed by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku, while briefing fellow lawmakers on the committee’s efforts to ensure implementation of a House resolution reached last week.
“The Committee held a meeting with INEC yesterday (Tuesday) and they agreed to extend the CVR, all our resolutions were approved,” she told members of the House at plenary on Wednesday.
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives urged INEC to extend the deadline for the CVR by an extra 60 days from June 30, 2022, to enable more Nigerians to register.
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