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Only Under-18 Will Be Issued Birth Certificate – NPC


February 06, (THEWILL) – The National Population Commission (NPC) says birth certificates will not be issued to persons older than 18 years of age.

Akin Oyetunde, the NPC Director in Oyo State, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, in Ibadan, that this is according to Act 1992 Birth and Death.

“The NPC is guided by an Act propagated in 1992, so any child born before 1992 will not be issued a birth certificate. Instead of a birth certificate, people born before 1992 and those above 18 years will be given an Attestation of Birth. However, those below 18 years will be issued a birth certificate by the commission,” he said.


The Oyo State Director added that all local governments in the state have birth and death registration centres.

“Every local government has its own birth and death registration centres. No local government has less than three registration centres. The certificates issued at the centres are the same everywhere and acceptable wherever it’s tendered,” he added.

On the postponed National Population and Housing Census earlier slated for 2023, Oyetunde said everything was set for the exercise.

“We are prepared and only need the Federal Government to give the go-ahead. All materials for the exercise have been distributed to local governments. All those who are to take part in the census have been trained; all is set to hit the ground running,” he said.

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