This is in accordance with the law in Nigeria.
The Federal Government’s decree No. 69 of 1992 on vital registration states that registration shall be carried out free of charge, within a period of 60 days from the date of birth. Also, in 2003, the Child Rights Act in its Section 5 states that: ‘Every child has the right to a name and the birth of every child shall be registered.
Birth Registration therefore becomes the only official way to record the birth of a child. It involves an administrative carried out in the state where the birth occurred. This record is a permanent one for the child.