The Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN); also known as Caritas Nigeria is the specialised agency of the Catholic Church in Nigeria for coordinating development and Humanitarian interventions. Since its establishment in 2010 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Caritas Nigeria has reached millions of  beneficiaries  and communities across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Caritas Nigeria is a member of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of 166 member nations that shares in the common vision of being the outreach of the Church to those in need.

As the 2023 general elections draw near, Caritas Nigeria (through her Good Governance program) and in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), implemented a one-week continuous voters registration (CVR) exercise in two locations in Abuja aimed at bringing voter registration to the grassroots.  

The registration centres were  in  Durumi at the Medical Laboratory Science of Nigeria Headquarters (MLSC), and Immigration office at Tafawa Balewa road, Garki, Abuja. The exercise began on the 12th of May and ended 18th of May, 2022.

The two CVR centres were created to give  eligible Nigerians the opportunity to  either: register as first time voters; apply for replacement of damaged voter's card; or to change voting centre from one  location to  another. Proximity to polling units and the retriction of movement  on election days were also put into consideration in approving the registration centre.





Report and pictures courtesy of Ephraim Andeh, the Ass. Web Design, Caritas HQ.

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