By Our Correspondent
President Bola Tinubu has assured the National Population Commission (NPC) of the Federal Government’s support to conduct the botched census in the country soon.
The President gave the assurance on Wednesday, at the launch of the National Geospatial Data Repository, Digital CRVS System and inauguration of the National Coordination Committee for CRVS at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
The initiative is aimed at a complete departure from traditional paper-based recording of vital events to a state-of-the-art digital solution that conforms to international best practices.
During the launch, President Tinubu said the population remains the greatest asset of the nation in the development process.
“Collecting accurate and reliable information is an essential governance activity which is also consistent of our renewed hope agenda. The commission will therefore be supported in the conduct of the next census,” Tinubu said.
“May I, in a special way, thank the private solution providers for this laudable project and assure them that the Federal Government of Nigeria will always extend their hand of partnership to all private investors that want to partner with this government at all levels.”
The Nigerian leader also stated that his administration is open to business as well as areas of partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
According to the National Population Commission (NPC), the platform will digitalise all civil registrations such as birth registration, stillbirth registration, birth attestation, adoption, marriage notification, divorce notification, migration and death.