The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has now appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards, PVC.
He said that the extension became necessary considering the fact that most of the students who would be returning to school registered for their PVCs within the school environments.
“Most Nigerian university students will be returning to the school environs where they registered for their PVCs to pick them up.
“We recall that INEC had revealed in its statistics of the eligible voters, ahead of the 2019 general elections, that over 22 million voters are Nigerian students.
“It is obvious that the duty towards promoting and protecting the country’s democracy lies in the hands of Nigerian students,’’ he stated.