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Ugwuanyi seeks improved birth registration in rural areas

Wife of Enugu state Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has enjoined women in the state, especially in rural communities, to always register the births of their children and wards for an improved population data. According to her, it will also enable the relevant authorities to carry out reliable economic planning.

Speaking during the Enugu state Women Conference/August Meeting organised by the Ministry of Gender Aff airs and Social Development in collaboration with her pet project, Ugo Touch of Life Foundation at Queen’s School, Enugu, at the weekend, Mrs. Ugwuanyi said U-TOLF would undertake advocacy visits across the state in partnership with the National Population Commission (NPC) to promote the registration of all children born in the rural areas. She also advised women to register for the ongoing National Identity Card, pointing out that not having this as well as birth certifi cates might be stumbling blocks to procuring important services.

“As the world is going global, it is necessary and wise for women to adapt themselves to current innovation,” she noted at the event with the theme “Th e Power of a Praying Woman and the need for Birth Registration.” Th e governor’s was also at the grand fi nale of the August arm of the Women Prayer Network where she called for prayers from women in the state for continuous peace in the state and country at large. “Be constant in your prayers against all odds because God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Earlier, in her speech, the Commissioner for Gender Aff airs and Social Development, Mrs. Peace Nnaji, commended Governor Ugwuanyi for the quality leadership he had off ered since his inauguration, noting that the governor had

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