NPC reg­is­ters 100 births at cen­te­nary fair

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Sun­day Michael Ogwu

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.

PHOTO: NAN

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.

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