Lagos Market Group Declares Closure Of Shops For PVC Collection

Hon. Obinna Obichukwu

By Frank Oshanugor

Market leaders in Lagos have decried the non co-operative attitude of some traders in the State towards the much publicised collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) already made available publicly throughout the Federation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the forthcoming general elections in the country.

In a statement on Tuesday, President of Refrigerator and Airconditioner Dealers’ Association (RADA) Hon (Comrade) Obinna Obichukwu (a.k.a
Nwajiugo Nna Ya) said

that “sequel to the ongoing PVC collection all over the country, it has come to the knowledge of market leaders in Lagos that despite the ongoing sensitization, some of us find it very difficult to leave our shops for just one or two days to go and collect their PVC.

“On this note, after first meeting of the year of Ndigboamaka progressive markets association, the umbrella body of all the major markets in Lagos last weekend, we decided that all our markets will shut down serially to enable our members who are yet to collect their PVCs do so.

“In this regards, RADA and Itire Carpet Association would be closing their shops on Thursday (26-01-2023)for our members to go and collect their PVCs.”

According to the RADA President any member whose shop is found open on that day would be penalized with the payment of #20,000 fine without an appeal.

He added that those members who have already gotten their PVCs should stay at home or use the time to encourage and ensure those around them to get their PVCs as the collection date will be closing on 29th January 2023.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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