Eligible voters turned out in large numbers in Damaturu on Friday to collect their permanent voter card .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that house wives in Damaturu suspended their domestic chores to queue up early at the various collection centres.
Most of the eligible voters said they had identified their names in the register and this had given them a sense of relief.
Babayo Tela, a resident of Nayinawa ward, told NAN that he was happy to collect his permanent voter card.
Abacha Kaka, a resident of Ajari, said people were apprehensive initially due to the rumour that many names were missing in the register.
Musa Abubakar of Ali Marami Housing Estate expressed satisfaction with the early arrival of INEC and security officials for the exercise.
Sadiq Musa, the INEC Resident Commissioner in Yobe, assured the public that the exercise would continue at the INEC local government offices after the first official three days of the exercise.