Make Birth Certificate Requirement to Contest Elective Positions, NPC Tells INEC


By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The National Population Commission (NPC) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commissioner(INEC) to make birth certificate a requirement to contest elective positions and eligibility to vote during elections in the country.

It said this remains one of the ways to checkmate the rampancy of age falsification among the citizens of the country.

The commission harped on the need for Nigeria to have accurate population data to engender proper economic planning  for the citizens.

NPC added that the inaccurate data about Nigeria’s population has been affecting national planning negatively and that efforts must be stepped up to ensure correction in national interest.

A Federal Commissioner in NPC, Hon. Lanre Fayemi, disclosed this in Ado Ekiti during the flag off programme for Birth Registration Media…

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