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Nigeria Adopts Electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

Yesterday, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, instructed stakeholders to embrace digital technology for effective and efficient justice in the country.

He gave the indictment during the commissioning of a digital courtroom for the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The digital courtroom is one of nine pilot projects undertaken by the National Judicial Council (CNJ) to transform the court from paper to electronic.

Represented by the Chairman of the Judicial Information Technology Committee of the NJC and Chief Justice of Borno State, Justice Kashim Zannah, the CJN urged all high courts at the state and federal levels to embrace digital technologies to an effective and efficient judicial system.

The unveiling, which is set to mark the court’s 2021/2022 judicial year, Muhammad added that the digital courtroom, “is one of nine NJC-renovated federal courtrooms across the country. , serving as an example for states and even federal courts to emulate for speedy justice.

The CJN explained that the idea of ​​digitizing the Nigerian judicial system predated the era of COVID-19.
Likewise, the Federal Government has declared Nigeria ready for Digital Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (eCRSV).

The Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), made the revelation yesterday in Abuja during the presentation of the eCRSV Operational Readiness Assessment report, themed “ The implementation and future vision of the digitized CRSV system in Nigeria. ”

Represented by one Victoria Ojogbane, the minister said the program was indicative of the federal government’s commitment to an integrated civil registration and vital statistics system to support the implementation of the United Nations legal identity program to ensure that every child at birth is assigned an identifiable number to facilitate registration, identification and issuance of birth certificates for efficient administrative management.

In his address, the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra, said the essence of the presentation was to improve CRSV coverage in Nigeria.

Also speaking, the Deputy Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria, Rushnan Murtaza, reaffirmed the global agency’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strengthening a functional civil registration and vital statistics system in Nigeria.

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