The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is still in possession of 7,920,129 permanent voter cards (PVCs) yet to be collected from its offices across the nation.
A breakdown of the uncollected PVCs as at March 2018 reveals that Lagos has the highest number of 1,401,390 while Kano has 195,941. Lagos and Kano are two of the most populous states in Nigeria.
The commission disclosed this in a tabular data on consolidated PVCs as at March 22, 2018, released on Tuesday in Abuja.
Oyo has 647,586 uncollected PVCs while Edo has 449,001.
The INEC data shows Bauchi has the least number of uncollected PVCs at 15,542, followed by Bayelsa and Plateau 28,533 and 25,300 respectively.
The data showed that 8,271,401 PVCs were yet to be collected as at 2016.
INEC, however, said 351,272 PVCs were collected across the 36 states and the FCT between 2015 and March 2018. The commission said 230,175 out of the 351,272 PVCs were collected in 2017 while the remaining 121,097 cards were collected in 2018.
The state with the highest number of PVCs collected, between 2017 and 2018, is Anambra with 102,264 collected cards; with the breakdown of 95,385 and 6,879 cards collected in 2017 and 2018, according to the commission.
Kogi and Lagos followed with 41,174 and 20,002 cards collected, it said.
The data also shows that 15,318 and 25,856 PVCs were collected in Kogi in 2017 and 2018; 14,907 and 5,095 collected in Lagos in the same order.
The states with the least total number of collected PVCs within 2017 and 2018 are Zamfara with 40; followed by Taraba, 158; and Bauchi, 558.