NPC tasks parents on birth registration

The National Population Commission (NPC) has urged parents in Zamfara enroll their children Birth Registration, considering its importance their .

The NPC Federal in the state, Alhaji Muttaka Rini, made the call speaking newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday.

Rini said the registration was ongoing and free the children from 0 18 years, those above 18 years would only pay birth attestation rate.

He urged citizens of state to take birth registration serious as it was  connected to various vital statistics national development.

He said a of 79 centres were established across the 14 Local government areas of the state and that most of the centres were established in health facilities.

Rini urged to embark on more sensitisation in the state on the importance of the birth registration.

He commended for their support in the ongoing Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) survey in the state.

He said the NPC had covered 70 per cent of the survey.

am using this medium to commend local government area chairmen and traditional rulers for supporting the exercise,” Rini said. (NAN)