Juliet Akoje in Abuja
The House of Representatives has urged the federal, state and local governments as well as traditional and religious leaders to join in the sensitisation of the public on the importance of birth and death registration in enhancing national planning.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion on the need to Increase Awareness of Birth Registration in Nigeria moved by Hon. Bashiru Dawodu, at plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, yesterday.
Dawodu noted that the National Population Commission (NPC) has only managed to register the birth of 57 percent of children under the age of five, thus making it difficult for government to plan adequately for their medical, nutritional and other needs.
He added that the federal government needed to know how many health centres are needed in the country and the population growth across the country to correctly estimate the medications to…
Source: Thisday Newspaper