President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government has announced the plan to unveil a birth, death, and marriage registration portal.
The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Kwarra, confirmed the development during a pre-launch briefing on Monday, stating that the registration system includes all civil registrations such as birth registration, stillbirth registration, birth attestation, adoption, marriage notification, divorce notification, migration and death.
According to him, the initiative aims to accelerate the improved civil registration and vital statistics systems in Nigeria over ten years, from 2023 to 2030.
He said: “The launch of the e-CRVS by Tinubu marks the commitment of the current government and leadership to strengthen civil registration data capturing, collation, processing, dissemination and timely access to statistics on vital events in the country.
“It aims to accelerate the improved civil registration and vital statistics systems in Nigeria over ten years, from 2023 to 2030, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal.”
Kwarra further disclosed that the commission is collaborating with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and developed the e-CRVS Operational Readiness Assessment Report, which showed the potential of digital technologies in providing transformative outcomes in CRVS and integrating data from multiple systems to securely store data at scale, in a cost-effective way in Nigeria.
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The NPC chairman added that the system provides a digital certificate in all cases, an accessible verification platform to registered organizations, and a central management system (dashboard) that depicts and analyses collated civil registrations into vital statistics for proper decision-making.
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