Birth Certificate Is Free In Lagos, Govt Tells Residents

Lagos State Government on Thursday restated that the State birth certificates are free, urging parents to stop paying and report any officials who demand money for such.

The State Primary Health Board Permanent Secretary Tayo Lawal stated at the inauguration of the Surulere Primary Health Centre in Agbado- Oke -Odo, Alimosho Local Government Area.

The health centre was renovated and equipped by the Embassy of Japan in partnership with a non-governmental organisation, Street-to-School Initiative.

Lawal was represented by the Director of Medical Services and Disease Control Eniola Erinosho who admonished the people of the area to protect the facility.

He said: “There is, however, one thing I want you to monitor

“If we have birth registration in this place and we are issuing birth certificates, you are not expected to pay a kobo for them.

“If anybody asked you for money, report such a person. We are assuring you that we will provide adequate personnel for this health centre.”

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