Nigeria: 60,000 Children Targeted for Nutrition Booster in FCT

Nigeria: 60,000 Children Targeted for Nutrition Booster in FCT

The Plan International Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has stated that at least 60,000 youngsters within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and environs would profit from its Home Nutrition Fortification Project.

The Head, Social Development Programme, Plan International, Mr. Laban Onisimus, stated this on Thursday in Abuja on the launch of the group element of the ‘Enhancing Infant and Young Children Nutrition in Nigeria by means of Home Fortification’ challenge.

The challenge in partnership with the Nutrition International, Canadian Government and different companions is to supply Micronutrient Powders (MNPs) to over 60,000 youngsters to enhance their dietary well-being.

He stated the programme, which might final for 9 months, is focused at youngsters inside six and 23 months.

The programme can also be cascaded in Gwagwalada and the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the FCT.

“We are making dedication to ensure that the goals of the intervention come to cross. We solicit for assist from all stakeholders to realize this and we’re dedicated in direction of guaranteeing that we feature everybody alongside within the implementation of the challenge,” Onisimus stated.

On her half, the Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, represented by the Special Assistant on Primary Healthcare within the territory, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, harassed the necessity to for ample consideration to the diet of younger youngsters.

She stated {that a} good diet would assist youngsters be taught higher in class.