Following a sensitization meeting earlier held in Abeokuta, where the State government vowed 100 percent commitment to birth registration, a follow-up training has been organised by National Population Commission (NPC), for all Health Educators, in all Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas of the State.
According to the Head, Vital Registration, National Population Commission, Mr. Olaniyi Alayaki, the meeting was to effectively collaborate with the State government and other stakeholders, to ensure that all Health Centres in the State, carry out adequate birth registration service.
“The success of civil registration and vital statistics, to a large extent, depends on the proper use of initiatives, by the Health Educators and Registrars’’, he said.
He called for renewed efforts, to monitor and evaluate birth registration in the State.
In his remark, the Head, Administration and Operations, Mrs Angela Ugbana, charged them to be disciplined, focused and shun all forms of misconducts that could negate public service ethics, as their commitment was needed, for the State to meet up with UNICEF standard of 100 percent registration.
A Health Educator from the State Primary Health Board, Mr. Elegbede Waheed, enjoined participants to work as a team and report any hitch to appropriate authority, for necessary action.