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Birth, Death Registration: NPC Goes Digital

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In a bid to ensure proper preservation and easy access of information, the National Population Commission (NPC) has embarked on database registration for births and deaths in the country from 2004-2019.

Speaking today at the opening of a two-day workshop for 2014 and 2015 scanned vital registration forms in Lokoja, the Chairman of the commission’s Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS), Tayo Olatunji, said the registrations, which were initially prepared in analog form were being scanned and transferred electronically to a database.

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Olatunji who doubled as a former Director-General of the Commission said vital registrations between the year 2004 and 2008 had been prepared into database, while that of 2009 to 2013 will kick off as soon as Federal Government releases funds.

According to him, the exercise is challenging, but the commission is currently working on registrations from all local government across the country, while also stressing that the database will be released at the end of the year.

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