Nigerian National Routine Immunization Strategic Plan(2013-2015)

The Country operates a federation comprising of 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja; within these states are 774 LGAs with 9,565 wardsNigeria shares most of the social and economic problems associated with developing countries.36 states and FCT are grouped into six geo-political zones, the South-South, the South-East, the South-West, the North-East, the North-West and the North-Central zones.

The population of Nigeria is estimated at 169, 019, 328 in 2012. Given that the country has a fertility rate of 5.7 and an annual population growth rate of 3.2 per 1000 population, the birth cohort of 6,760,773 infants with 5,915,676 surviving in 2012 is expected to reach—- by 2015. Only 30% of all births are currently registered.