UNICEF Seeks Collaboration of Benue Leaders to Improve Birth Registration

UNICEF Seeks Collaboration of Benue Leaders to Improve Birth Registration

UNICEF’s Chief of Enugu Field Office, Dr Ibrahim Conteh stated this during a one-day stakeholders’ Engagement with Religious, Traditional and Community leaders in Benue State.

Dr Conteh who was represented at the forum by UNICEF’S Child Protection Specialist, Enugu Field Office, Mr Victor Atuchuku expressed worry that the rate of birth registration in Benue was very low, saying only 17 percent out of the 39 percent registered birth of under-5 children had their births registered with the National Population Commission (NPC) in the state according to the Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) of 2018.

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