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NPC, UNICEF train birth registrars on use of automatic device in Adamawa

UNICEFThe National Population Commission (NPC) in collaboration with UNICEF and the European Union (EU), have begun the training of birth registrars in Adamawa on the use of automatic device.

Dr Babagana Wakili, the Director Vital Registration Department of the commission, said on Monday in Yola that the training was to boost birth registration exercise in Adamawa and Kebbi selected for the pilot project.

Wakili said Adamawa and Kebbi were selected for the pilot project in view of the states’ poor record in birth registration, being the least in the north.

He said that the success of the pilot project in Adamawa and Kebbi would facilitate the expansion of the programme to other states.

“We use to do birth registration manually, using paper but now in collaboration with UNICEF, we want to automate it and make the registration easier.

“This automated approach will make the registration more efficient and credible.

“Adamawa and Kebbi States were selected because they have low registration and by building the capacity of the registrars and providing them with the hand held devices for data capturing, things would improve,” Wakili said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NPC had just concluded a-one-week manual mass registration exercise in the 226 wards in Adamawa.

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