Applause As Ladipo, Alaba International and Lagos Island Traders Shut Down Markets For PVC Collection
Traders at the two major markets at the sprawling Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, Balogun and Article markets, yesterday shut their shops to collect Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The measure was a decision by the management of the markets to give traders in the commercial hub the opportunity to get their PVCs at ward areas ahead of the January 29 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline.
Those who fail to collect the cards at the ward center at the expiration of the deadline will have to go to INEC offices in their local government secretariats to collect same,
The automobile spare parts market within the complex was shut last Saturday for the same purpose.
Spokesman for Balogun Market, Mr. Leo Ogbonna, said that the shops were shut to encourage the traders to collect their PVCS and exercise their franchise on election day.