President Bola Tinubu has officially launched the Digital Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (CRVS) and the National Geospatial Data Repository in Nigeria.
The launch took place at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja, marking a significant milestone in enhancing government services and data management in the country.
The Launch of Digital CRVS and Geospatial Data Repository
President Tinubu presided over the inauguration of two essential solutions for Nigeria: the Digital Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System (CRVS) and the National Geospatial Data Repository.
These innovative systems are expected to play a pivotal role in improving various aspects of governance and service delivery.
National Coordination Committee for CRVS
During the launch event, President Tinubu also inaugurated the National Coordination Committee for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS).
This committee is vital for overseeing the effective implementation and management of the CRVS system in Nigeria.
Enhancing Identity Ecosystem
President Tinubu emphasized that the CRVS system serves as the fundamental building block of an identity ecosystem.
He highlighted its significance in improving service delivery to all Nigerians and its potential to become a central source of identity data across various federal agencies, including the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Road Safety, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Police, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and other security organizations.
Utilizing Data for Policy Development
The President also pointed out that the new system will significantly enhance the ability of federal agencies to generate essential statistics related to significant population events and migration.
This, in turn, will empower the government to formulate well-tailored, effective, and efficient policies that can cater to the specific needs of the Nigerian population.
Toward Achieving SDG Targets
President Tinubu expressed his hope that the efforts to reposition the vital registration system will serve as a foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets for the year 2030.
In particular, the system will contribute to real-time identity management and population data, supporting the government’s objectives to address crucial issues and meet the evolving needs of the Nigerian people.
The launch of the Digital Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System and the National Geospatial Data Repository by President Bola Tinubu marks a significant step toward enhancing data management, identity systems, and service delivery in Nigeria.
These initiatives have the potential to improve the government’s ability to generate vital statistics and develop policies that better serve the Nigerian population, ultimately contributing to the achievement of SDG targets.