Enhancing vital registration system in Nigeria: prospects and challenges

  • Haruna Halilu PAI Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State
Keywords: Vital Registration, System, Nigeria


The current global effort on data revolution place premium on national data for developmental planning and tracking of program performance. Vital registration constitutes a major part of national government databank for effective planning and policy direction.  There are challenges and gaps in optimising vital registration across many developing countries, particularly in Sub-Sahara African Countries.  This article reflects on the issues and perspective in optimizing vital registration in Nigeria. It raises issues on the prospect and challenges with options towards enhancing vital registration in Nigeria.  The paper concludes that there is the need to improve on the vital registration system and also identified proactive measures by stakeholders including government agencies for efficient vital registration system in Nigeria


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Author Biography

Haruna Halilu PAI, Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State
Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Faculty of Arts, Social and Management Sciences.15