In a bid to tackle the non nonchalant attitude of Imolites towards obtaining their Permanent Voters Card, the Imo State Government has said it will embark on “ Operation Show Your PVC for Business Activities and Admissions” as a condition to engage in certain socio economic activities and admissions into Schools.
This is contained in a statement released by Governor Rochas Okorocha Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo.
Okorocha said the non challant attitude of the people of the State towards obtaining their PVCs necessitated the need for the State Government to adopt some measures to take care of the disturbing situation.
The statement quoted Okorocha to have said “The government is going to initiate the policy of operation show your PVC before you can enter the market to buy or sell and before you can do business or get anything from the government, and before your child can be admitted in Schools. Even before one receives Salary from the government, he or she must show his or her PVC. We cannot allow the I don’t care attitude of our people towards the exercise to continue unchecked”.
He regretted that a lot of matured Imo Indigenes are not showing interest in having their PVC which would qualify them to play a key role in electing deserving representatives and leaders of their choice and also enable them to contribute their quota towards strengthening our democracy.
He said it is very unfortunate that adults would wait until they are compelled to go for their PVCs, when they should as a matter of civic responsibility, scramble for it and noted that majority of those concerned are in the markets who erroneously feel that it is a waste of time to take some hours to go for their PVCs.
The governor urged the churches to also help in telling the worshippers the need to go and have their PVCs as responsible citizens.