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FG Approves e-Platform for Birth, Death Registrations

The federal government has approved the development of an Electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (eCRVS), a platform that will effectively keep electronic records of birth and death registrations.

This is contained in a statement issued by Ifeanyi Nwoko, spokesman for the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).

The commission said for the eCRVS, N5.3 billion private sector funds would be injected by the concessionaire Messrs Barnksforte Technologies, while the National Population Commission would be the project grantor.

The ICRC said the project seeks to capture and verify births and deaths in Nigeria and provide attestation and verification of certificates to end users on the platform.

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“Prior to this, these registrations have been carried out manually, a process that has been characterised by low coverage and inadequate data,” the ICRC said.

The agency also explained that the federal government approved the establishment of an Aviation Leasing Company (ALC) under a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

He said the approval was to inject private sector funds into infrastructure development and boost the nation’s economic growth. The commission said both approvals were given following the issuance of Full Business Case (FBC) compliance certificates by ICRC, the agency statutorily established to regulate PPPs.

The ICRC said the ALC, which Messrs AJW Consortium would execute as concessionaires, seeks to provide an opportunity for local aircraft leases to both domestic and international carriers.