FG, UNICEF Partner To Digitise Birth Registration, Says Official

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF and the Federal Government of Nigeria are to collaborate on digitalising birth registration in the country.

A child protection manager with the UNICEF Kano field office Emelia Allan disclosed this at a two-day capacity building workshop organised for journalists from Katsina, Kano and Jigawa state in Kano.

The capacity building workshop was organised by the Kano State own Abubakar Rimi Television ARTV.

She said that birth registration is important in any country, because the data is used for planning, adding that without effective registration, the planning will fail.

Allan said once the birth registration is  increased in Kano, it is like they increased it nationwide, adding that they are starting the exercise in October.

The child’s right protection expert added that digital registration of the children will go direct to the system and a digital certificate will be printed, not like that of the manual system.