Elections: Reps Ask FG To Shut Down Schools To Allow Students Vote
Written by City Radio on January 27, 2023
According to the House, 3.8 million of the newly registered voters are students, accounting for 40.8 percent of the total.
The House of Representatives has requested that the Federal Government close tertiary education institutions so that students can actively participate in the coming general elections.
The National Universities Commission, the National Board for Technical Education, the National Commission for Colleges of Education, and the Federal Ministry of Education were all asked by the House to instruct all tertiary institutions to suspend academic activities during the election period.
Furthermore, the lower chamber resolved that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) make special arrangements for students to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC).
These resolutions followed the adoption of a motion moved by Ibrahim Tukura (APC, Kebbi) on Thursday during plenary.