President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to launch an electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System, as well as a Geospatial Data Repository on Wednesday. The system will encompass all civil registrations such as birth registration, stillbirth registration, birth attestation, adoption, marriage notification, divorce notification, migration, and death. The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Kwarra, revealed this during a pre-launch briefing in Abuja on Monday, November 6th, 2023....Click Here To Continue Reading>>
According to Kwarra, the launch of the e-CRVS by Tinubu shows the current government’s commitment to enhance the capturing, collation, processing, dissemination, and timely access to statistics on vital events in the country. The e-CRVS aims to improve civil registration and vital statistics systems in Nigeria over the next ten years, from 2023 to 2030, in a bid to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal.
The NPC Chairman further pointed out that the commission, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), developed the e-CRVS Operational Readiness Assessment Report. The report shows the potential of digital technologies in providing transformative outcomes in CRVS and integrating data from multiple systems to securely store data at scale, in a cost-effective way in Nigeria.
The system provides a digital certificate in all cases, an accessible verification platform to registered organizations, and a central management system (dashboard), which depicts and analyses the collated civil registrations into vital statistics for effective decision-making.