Sale Of Birth Certificates Illegal, Say Reps

Sale Of Birth Certificates Illegal, Say Reps

The House of Representatives on Wednesday frowned upon the collection of money by the National Population Commission for birth certificates, declaring it illegal.
The move followed the adoption of a motion moved by a member, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, entitled, ‘Call on the National Population Commission to Discontinue the N4,500 Birth Registration Charge Under the Public-Private Partnership Arrangement for Birth Registration.’
Granting prayers of the motion, the lawmakers unanimously resolved to direct the NPC to discontinue the N4,500 birth registration charge by Socket Works Limited under the PPP “and return to their mandate of registering births and deaths in Nigeria at no cost to citizens as provided by law.”

Source: Punch

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