NPC registers 420,000 births in Gombe, laments reluctance in deaths registeration

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The Nigeria Population Commission, NPC registered 424,302 births in Gombe State between January and November.

Of those registered 187,283 or 44.13 per cent were girls while 237,019 or 55.86 per cent were boys.

Mr Adedeji Adeniyi, head of NPC’s Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Gombe State gave the statistics on Friday in Gombe.

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He said the registrations, done in the more than 100 registration centres in the state, covered children between 0 and 17 years.

He said 76,900 of those registered were children below the age of one year, adding that 33,760 of them were girls while 43,140 were boys.

Those between one year old and four years old numbered 285,010, he said, adding that 125,230 of them were girls, while 159,780 were boys.

Those between four years and 17 years of age are 62,392. The girls were 28,293 in number while the boys were 34,099.

Adeniyi said the NPC had stepped up measures and engaged in partnerships with critical stakeholders in the state to encourage birth registration.

He said it had migrated from the analogue mode of birth registration to the digital platform in partnership with UNICEF.

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