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    Gov Sule launches action plan on food, nutrition

    Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has launched a multi-sectoral action plan on food and nutrition to tackle the persistence of child and maternal mortality in the state.

    Governor Sule, while speaking at the event in Lafia which was organised by the state’s Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning, explained that his administration became interested in proffering adequate solutions to the matter owing to the burden of malnutrition across the 13 local government areas of the state, which he said was unacceptably high.

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    He said the policy on food and nutrition would serve as a guide for the identification, design and implementation of the intervention activities across the various MDAs to ensure adequate nutrition and health of residents of the state.

    Governor Sule, while appreciating the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition for partnering with the government on the project, expressed confidence that malnutrition would soon be eradicated in the state.

    Earlier, the representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), Jane Amwe, applauded the state government for initiating the plan of action to tackle malnutrition in the state, promising that Unicef would give necessary assistance for the actualisation of the project.

    On her part, the Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Planning, Munira Abdullahi, thanked the dignitaries for finding time to attend the programme despite their busy schedules, noting that the ministry had been tasked with the coordinating, implementation and resource mobilisation of the plan which was from July, 2023, to June, 2028.

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