BREAKING :Over One Million Births Registered In Five Months – NPC

BREAKING :Over One Million Births Registered In Five Months – NPC



Over One Million Births Registered In Five Months – NPC

From January To May 2023, There Were 1,174,392 Birth Registrations Totaled Across The Nation.

The information can be found in RapidSMS, an app created by the National Population Commission that our journalist got on Sunday

For both online and offline birth registration, RapidSMS serves as a platform for data collecting and reporting.

The app reports that 362,798 infants under the age of one, 562,345 children under the age of five, and 249,249 children above the age of five had their births registered.

There were registered 593,572 male children and 580,820 female children overall

The app also indicated that male children were registered in 3,936 centers nationwide, while female youngsters were registered in 2,573 centers.

304,118 births were reported using the app in January, 142,142 in February, 267,583 in March, 228,456 in April, and 232,093 in May.

According to the app, Ogun State had the second-highest number of birth registrations with 82,296 and Lagos State had the third-highest number with 76,767.

Other states include; Plateau, 45,421; Zamfara, 6,687; Yobe, 13,109; Taraba, 25,643; Sokoto, 65,499; Rivers, 32,095; Oyo, 42,036; Niger, 15,352; Nasarawa, 9,545; Kwara, 53,730; Kebbi, 4,753; Katsina, 41,096; Imo, 14,983; Kano, 10,693; Kaduna, 17,641; Jigawa, 7,462; Gombe, 4,650; Enugu, 5,330; and Ebonyi, 27,004 births.

For Delta, it was 37,467 births; Cross-River, 12,732; Borno, 67,416; Benue, 38,009; Akwa-Ibom, 24,181; Adamawa, 33,796; Anambra, 36,898; Bayelsa, 9,440; Edo, 53,490; Ekiti, 22,048; Ondo, 25,568; Osun, 28,615; Federal Capital Territory, 26,768; Kogi, 25,522; and Abia, 26,058.

In an interview with our correspondent on Sunday, the NPC’s Director of Vital Registration, Matthew Sunday, observed that the commission was continuing to raise awareness of the need for Nigerians to register their newborns.

The app has been very effective, and there have been periodic updates,” stated Sunday.

We have been working hard to raise awareness of the value of birth registration among Nigerians

“UNICEF has been a steadfast supporter of this cause. To assist us spread the word about birth registration, we are working with primary healthcare organizations, National Youth Service Corps, and the National Orientation Agency.

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Source: ArewaFact

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