Nigeria: Birth registration is low in Imo, Rivers; and govt. officials are responsible (PART III)

Published: 28/May/2019
Source: International Centre for Investigative Reporting

Only 2.8 million under-five children out of a population of 32 million in Nigeria have birth certificates. According to the law establishing the birth registration scheme in Nigeria, birth registration is free, and any child not registered legally does not exist.  In the third part of the Birth Registration series, Jennifer UGWA reveals how officials of the Nigerian Population Commission (NPC) make birth registration difficult by extorting nursing mothers in Imo and Rivers States.

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Themes: Birth Registration
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2019