Kano State House of Assembly said it has commenced a process that would address the problems of malnutrition among mothers and babies in the state through improved budgetary allocations for nutrition purposes.
Speaker of the assembly, Abdul’aziz Garba Gafasa, who stated this during a two-day meeting with stakeholders on nutrition, noted that malnutrition constitute a great challenge that should be squarely and urgently addressed by authorities concerns.
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“The State House of Assembly will relentlessly do more towards improving budgetary allocations on nutrition, as well as timely release of funds. We had the opportunity in the period under review to have budgeted over 4.5 billion through massive investment in scaling up impact and cost effective nutrition interventions to reduce multiple burden of malnutrition in the state,” he said.
In his welcome address, Permanent Secretary, Kano State Ministry of Planning/Budget and Chairman, Kano State Nutrition Committee, Balarabe Hassan Karaye, noted that the meeting was aimed at creating a common understanding of the importance of investing on nutrition in the state.