MALAMMADORI -The Malammadori Local Government Council of Jigawa on Thursday said it would award prizes to communities with highest record of birth and death documentation.
The Council’s Sole Administrator, Alhaji Lawan Abdu, stated this when the Birth and Death Registration Mobilisation Committee paid him a courtesy visit in Malammadori.
Abdu said that the council would award prizes to any ward head or community leader who mobilized his people and recorded highest number of registration in his respective area.
He noted that the gesture was to promote competition and encourage participation in the exercise.
Abdu added that the council would also pay N5,000 allowance to each of the registration workers to motivate them towards better performances.
The sole administrator reaffirmed the council’s commitment to the exercise and urged the people to embrace it by coming out in large number to register.
Earlier, Alhaji Hashimu Amar, the chairman of the committee, said the visit was part of the committee’s outreach programme to rural communities.
Amar said that the committee was sensitising communities on the importance of registering birth and death to planning for development by government and other agencies.
“Birth and death registration is a continuous exercise,” he said, adding that registration centres had been opened in all general hospitals and designated health centres in the 27 local council headquarters in the state.(NAN)