The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced the date it will be commencing the continuous voter registration exercise across all the 774 local government areas of the country.
According to chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, the exercise will commence on June 28, 2021.
He stressed that this development is coming ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Yakubu however maintained that the voter registration exercise was scheduled to re-commence in 2020, but could not because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The CVR could not recommence in 2020 due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the general advise by health officials regarding events involving large groups of people, we considered it inauspicious to restart the CVR at the height of the pandemic.”
While speaking during a press briefing held in Abuja, he assured that INEC has taken all necessary steps to avert the spread of COVID-19 into consideration.
In consideration of these challenges and the measures we have taken to overcome them, the commission is now in a position to announce Monday June 28 2022 as the date for the recommencement of the CVR exercise nationwide.”
He added that the exercise which would commence on Monday June 28, will not end until the third quarter of 2022.