Recently I had the urge to register for my Nigerian Voters Card (P.V.C) issued by I.N.E.C. At the registration unit, there were many like me who had never voted before. People in their forties and fifties were trying to register for the first time, to exercise their civic responsibility. I am in my twenties. Each of us collected the form being passed around. The fields were requesting for bio-data information; names, residential address, state of origin, occupation, age. The only part that didn’t require writing was the image capture and biometrics data. And that was the part that required us queuing. On average, an individual would spend minimum of 4 hours trying to complete this process. And that is me being nice. For other units with higher attendees, it could take weeks.
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