President Tinubu, during the launch ceremony on Wednesday, introduced the Digital Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System and National Geospatial Data Repository at the State House, emphasizing the importance of accurate population data for addressing Nigeria’s challenges.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu highlighted the significance of precise information on the size, characteristics, and distribution of the nation’s population for effective planning and service delivery. He recognized Nigeria’s population as a crucial asset in its quest to become one of the world’s largest economies.
President Tinubu emphasized the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system as a foundational component of an identity ecosystem, expecting it to enhance service delivery and serve as a vital source of identity data for various federal agencies. He expressed optimism that the revamped registration system would contribute to achieving the Year 2030 Sustainable Development Goals targets in real-time identity management and population data.
Commending the National Population Commission (NPC) for its initiative, President Tinubu urged the deployment of cutting-edge technology, especially geospatial data collected through Enumeration Area Demarcation, in implementing the eCRVS. He expressed hope that the upcoming digital population and housing census would provide essential data for development planning and good governance.
President Tinubu officially launched the VITAL REG system and the National Geo-Spatial Data Repository, as well as inaugurated the National Coordination Committee of CRVS, chaired by the National Population Commission. He called upon committee members to demonstrate commitment and hard work for the success of the new electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics system, contributing to the progress, peace, and development of the country.