The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.
He also said the process would be optimized in terms of transparency and accountability for the efforts to yield the desired results.
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The minister stated this Monday at the 2020 Nigeria nutrition week the flag off/joint ministerial Press briefing held in Abuja.
He noted that Nigeria was reported to have the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with an estimated 2.5 million children under the age of 5 years suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
“We must also continue to work collaboratively across all levels of governments, and hand-in-hand with the private sector and development partners in this regard” he said.