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