Nigeria

CVR: INEC begins physical biometric capturing in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it will systematically embark on the commencement of physical registration of voters in its state and Local Government Area offices after consulting stakeholders and reviewing the security situation across the country.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Monday commenced biometric registration and physical capturing of applicants in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.

INEC spokesman in Lagos, Femi Akinbiyi, made this known to newsmen on Monday.

According to him, the exercise is taking place at the INEC headquarters in Sabo, Yaba and all INEC offices in the 20 local government areas of the state.

Akinbiyi said that prospective voters who have completed the online CVR pre-registration and those who have not done so could visit INEC offices in their areas to get captured.

“Now that the physical registration in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) has commenced, we want all Lagos residents that have applied online to come down for their biometrics.

“They should come and complete the exercise they started online by having their biometrics.

“Those that do not have Android phones to register can also come for registration at the INEC state office in Yaba and in any of our 20 local government area offices in Lagos State.

“Especially, we advise that those who can go online for pre-registration should do that to lessen the burden and reduce crowd at the various centres,” Akinbiyi said.

He added: “The commission’s offices will be open between 9: 00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday every week to attend to the applicants.”

The INEC spokesman said that the CVR exercise, which commenced on June 28 with the online pre-registration process, was to reduce congestion at the state and local government offices of the commission during the biometric capturing and physical registration.

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