The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 2,449,648 applications for Permanent Voter Cards have been registered for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) which began on the 28th of June, 2021.
INEC disclosed this in a statement on Monday as it stated that 315,791 Nigerians had also completed their online/in-person or physical registration at the physical registration centres across the country, according to NAN.
What INEC revealed
- The electoral body said gender distribution of the received 2,449,64 applications showed that 1,370,469 were male, 1,079,179 female, while 28,789 applicants, were people with disabilities.
- For age distribution, INEC recorded 1,592,178 youth aged between 18 and 34-years old, 585,802 middle aged between 35 and 49 years. 238,606 were the elderly, between age 50 and 69, while 33,062 were old persons aged 70 and above.
- Gender distribution for the 315,791 persons that had completed the registration process is 176,379 male, and 139,412 female; of which 3,554 of the total figure were persons living with disability.
- The registration type also showed that 126,936 applicants started with online registration, while 188,855 applicants started and completed the process with physical registration.
- Physical distribution of the figure by occupation indicated that 19,041 of the registrants were artisans, 59,441 business men and women, 17, 482 civil servants, with 20,682 who were into farming/fishing.
- Others included, 26,993 house wives, 17,347 traders, 5,679 public servant, 130,961 students, and 18,165 others/not specified.
- Of the 1,923,725 total online pre-registration, Osun state is maintaining a lead with 346,819 registrants, followed by Edo state with 179,422, Bayelsa with 160,793 and Delta State with 117,400.
In case you missed it
Nairametrics reported earlier this week that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) warned Nigerians registering for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) about a fake website used by scammers, which may also be used to steal the personal information of unsuspecting Nigerians.
“INEC wishes to totally disassociate itself from this website and any activity carried out on it,” INEC said.