Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has declared that henceforth, tendering of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) will be a prerequisite for taking part in various activities, including receipt of salaries by civil servants.
The governor, who made the declaration while speaking with the press in Owerri on Saturday, April 21, said the extreme measure is to curb the ‘I-don’t-care-attitude’ of people of the state towards the collection of their PVCs.
He made it clear that without presentation of their PVCs, residents of the state will not be able to participate in socio-economic activities such as payment of salaries and getting admission into schools.
Okorocha lamented that many people in the state are not concerned about getting the PVC, which will make them eligible for enjoying many benefits in the state.
According to him, “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 into schools.
“Even before workers receive their salaries from the government, they must show their PVC. We cannot allow the I-don’t-care-attitude of our people towards the exercise to continue unchecked.”