The Nigerian Population Commission says it will conduct a three-month birth registration campaign in Cross River due to low birth registration in the state.
The Director, Public Affairs Department of the commission, Mohammed Isah, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.
Ayodele Ogunleye, the Super Monitor, Birth Registration, NPC, disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting and media campaign on promoting birth registration in Abeokuta.
The National Population Commission says it is collaborating with traditional institutions and Local Government Councils in Katsina State to sensitise the public to the importance of birth and death registration.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday called for sustained media campaign at various levels of government to improve birth registration coverage in Nigeria.
He said: “As you may be aware, your Excellency, the need to conduct this campaign arose because it was observed that the state had low level of birth registration.