Birth certificates by local governments unacceptable, NPC declares

Birth certificates by local governments unacceptable, NPC declares

- Birth certificates issued by LG are now unacceptable according to National Population Commission

- According to the population commission, the only accepted certificates are the ones it issued

- Going further, the commission said it is the only agency legally authorised to issue such documents

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Nigerians with local government-issued birth certificates can start having a rethink as the National Population Commission (NPC) has invalidated what they presently have.

According to NPC, birth certificates issued by local governments and hospitals are not acceptable for official purposes in the country.

According to NPC, birth certificates issued by the commission remains the only valid ones. It added that it remains the only agency legally authorised to issue such documents in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by NPC’s Ebonyi state director, Edward Ogbu, during a review meeting and retraining of the state’s health facility workers on birth registration service delivery.

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The programme took place at Citi Hub Events Centre in Abakaliki, the state capital.

Going further, Ogbu solicited the help of government and health workers in mobilizing parents to register their children, The Nation reports.

Birth certificates by local governments unacceptable, NPC declares

Nigerians with local government-issued birth certificates can start having a rethink as the National Population Commission (NPC) has invalidated what they presently have
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that there was initial confusion, then sudden joy as one of the stranded Nigerians being evacuated to the country from Dubai amid COVID-19 put to bed aboard a flight.

The woman, whose name was given as Kafayat Amusan, was on a journey with other Nigerians being assisted to return to Lagos by the federal government when the incident happened.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said this in a statement it released in the evening of Wednesday, May 6.

"Nigerian lady, Mrs Kafayat Amusan, one of the stranded Nigerians travellers, returning from Dubai, UAE, has been delivered of a baby boy onboard Emirates airline departing to Lagos.

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"She put to bed onboard the plane 30 minutes after departure, which resulted in the plane returning back to Dubai after take-off," the statement said.

The chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa congratulated Mrs Amusan for another addition in her family and prayed she return safely to the country.

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