Saraki seeks full reg­is­tra­tion of births, deaths, IDPs, pris­on­ers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki has called for full reg­is­tra­tion of all births, deaths, in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons and pris­on­ers in the coun­try.

Saraki, rep­re­sented by his wife, Toyin, stated this in Abuja yes­ter­day in a good will mes­sage at the launch of a book: “The Chal­lenges of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Ad­min­is­tra­tion in Nige­ria,” by Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assem­bly Dr. Ali Ah­mad.

“To­day, my call to ac­tion is that we must en­sure ev­ery death and ev­ery birth is ac­counted for in Nige­ria,” Saraki said, adding that “We must en­sure that ev­ery child that is born in our coun­try is reg­is­tered. And that ev­ery death is reg­is­tered.”

“We can and must as a mat­ter of es­sen­tial ac­count­abil­ity in­ves­ti­gate ev­ery death that oc­curs dur­ing child­birth for­mally and en­trench a pol­icy of cul­pa­bil­ity, and sanc­tion, for ev­ery neg­li­gent pre­ventable death.

“Once we ac­count for ev­ery birth and death, we will be­come a fairer and equal so­ci­ety, that de­liv­ers for good, for ev­ery cit­i­zen,” he said.

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