- Registration Portal to gulp ₦5.3 billion
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the development of an Electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (eCRVS).
The platform will be responsible for effective electronic records of birth and death registrations in the country.
According to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the platform will also provide attestation and verification of certificates to end-users.
The project was approved under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement following the issuance of a full business case (FBC) compliance certificate by the ICRC, the agency statutorily established to regulate PPPs.
In a statement by the Acting Head of Media and Publicity of the ICRC, Ifeanyi Nwoko, the concessionaire for the project, Messrs Barnksforte Technologies, would inject ₦5.3 billion to fund the project, while the National Population Commission would be the project grantor.
The concessionaire will design, finance, build, operate and transfer the project to the government at the end of the concession period of 15 years.
According to the Commission, before now, the registrations were being carried out manually, a process that has been characterized by low coverage and inadequate data.
Nigeria as a country will begin to build adequate and reliable data bank if the project succeed