Borno tops, birth registration chart

Borno State has emerged as leading the birth registration chart nationwide, in the last five years, according to the National Population Commission.

The state top the registration chart with 83 percent of its under one year old children and 20 percent of under five children.

The Commission’s Head of Vital Registration Department, Emmanuel Mark, made this known on the side-line of a media dialogue on birth registration organized by the United Nations Children Emergency Fund in Kano.

According to him, data from the national demographic health survey, shows that Borno tops with the registration of 363,316, followed by Kano State with (172,878; Lagos State (231,584), and Oyo State (173,137).

Bayelsa State, according to the data, has the lowest birth registration during the five year period, with 14, 876 birth registration.

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