The Management of market at Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, Balogun and Article markets, yesterday directed traders to shut their shops to collect Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The measure was to give traders in the commercial hub the opportunity to get their PVCs at ward areas ahead of the January 29 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline.
Those who fail to collect the cards at the ward centre at the expiration of the deadline will have to
go to INEC offices in their local government secretariats to collect same.
It was leaned that the automobile spare parts market within the complex was shut last Saturday for the same purpose.
Spokesman for Balogun Market, Mr. Leo Ogbonna said that the shops were shut to encourage the traders to collect their PVCS and exercise their franchise on Election Day.