CENTRALIZED BIRTH REGISTRATION AND CITIZEN INFORMATION SYSTEM - A STUDY OF KADUNA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Birth registration is a fundamental step towards good governance and a vital element in the fostering of democratic processes. Not only does the process of registration allow effective administration and bring children to the notice of decision-makers, it is the official and positive recognition of a new member of society, who is entitled to all the rights and responsibilities of a valued citizen. The present method of processing and issuance of birth certificate has over the years in Kaduna North local government(LG) and medical centers been associated with certain weakness which may include wrong entry of child’s data, misplacement of entries record, time wastage and also open door for people to forge certificate and claim to be members of another society. However, with the emergence of digital identity as the preferred method of providing citizens with access to officially-recognized identification, this study will exploits the functionality of computer system, software applications and the internet technology to proposed a system for centralizing, capturing of child data, processing, securing as well as speeding-up the issuance of birth certificate in Kaduna North (LG). Consequently, the proposed system provides an accurate digital platform for entering and saving of child’s data in a secure database as well as the timely issuance of birth certificate.