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Nigeria accounts for 11% unregistered children in West Africa

Nigeria accounts for 11% unregistered children in West Africa

Redacted article courtesy of – Punch

The United Nations Children’s Fund has said Nigeria accounts for 11 per cent of unregistered children in West Africa.

UNICEF, in a statement on Tuesday, said the African continent has the lowest birth registration rate in the world with only 44 per cent of children registered at birth and millions of deaths also go uncounted each year.

UNICEF Nigeria Country Representative, Peter Hawkins, in the statement, said birth registration was a one-off event that gives every child a unique identity which would give them better access to vital services like health, education, and social protection.

Link to full article:    https://punchng.com/nigeria-accounts-for-11-unregistered-children-in-west-africa-unicef/

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