The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says more than 50 percent of children born in Nigeria are unregistered.
This is contained in a statement issued by UNICEF, which states that Nigeria has 11% of unregistered children in West Africa.
The statement said 166 million children under the age of five worldwide had never been registered.
The statement added that Africa has the lowest birth rate in the world, with 44 percent of births being recorded, while millions of children are dying of an unknown number.
Birth registration is at the forefront of providing a child with a unique background that will enable him or her to earn the basic necessities of life such as health, education and social protection.
UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins said “every child is valued and valued, and we must ensure that we count every child for better health and education services.”
He added that they would work with other agencies such as the National Census Bureau, Citizens’ Registration and all other agencies to improve the birth registration in Nigeria, as it is part of the United Nations Development Program (SDGs). ).