NPC registers 100 births at centenary fair
The National Population Commission (NPC) has said over 100 births were registered at its stands at the ongoing centenary fair to register and obtain certificates of birth.
Chairman of the commission Eze Duruiheoma who led a delegation to the fair on a working visit to the NPC stands said: “The NPC has recorded tremendous success with the collection, processing and dissemination of demographic data”.
Also Ms Veronica Ogbonnaya, the officer in charge of vital registration at the fair charged Nigerians to come forward for the registration of births and deaths.
She said: “People do not come forward for death registration unless there is benefit of the deceased to be claimed. This is not proper because we cannot know if our citizens are dying as a result of an epidemic and statistical comparability becomes difficult.”
The chairman, represented by Dr. Festus Uzo, Commissioner representing Enugu State, charged Nigerians to take advantage of the 3,500 registration centers in the country to obtain authenticated birth registration and desist from flaunting certificates issued by bodies other than the NPC which are open to manipulation and forgery.
Commissioner of Police, Plateau, Mr Chris Olakpe (left) with the Area Commander, Metro Jos, Mr Charles Ezeala, during a news conference on the raping of a four-year old girl in Jos yesterday.