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Birth Registration: Our Plan Is To Register One Million Children By 2019 – NPopC

With about 70 percent of children in Nigeria not having their birth registered, the National Population Commission (NPopC) Lagos state, has pledged to meet one million birth registration target before the end of 2019. The Deputy Head of Director (HOD), Vital Registration Department, NPopC, Lagos state, Nwannkwu Ikechukwu who disclosed this at a two-day media workshop on the need to scale up birth registration in Lagos, organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) Lagos state, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in Oyo State, said from the National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS 2013) data, 70 percent of children in Nigeria do not have their birth registered. Sharon Oladiji Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF,  making a presentation during a session at an ongoing media dialogue on "Promoting Birth Registration in Lagos and Western State of Nigeria," holding at Ibadan, Oyo state. To achieve free and universal birth registration, s