Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, acquired an award as the primary National Nutrition Vanguard of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, NSN.
The award was introduced to Prof. Osinbajo by the President of the NSN, Prof. Wasiu Afolabi, at a ceremony within the Vice President’s Conference Room of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The NSN gave the award to the vice chairman in recognition of the function he has performed in advancing the course of the diet and meals system house in Nigeria since he assumed workplace.
Receiving the award, Prof. Osinbajo stated that the Nigerian authorities, from the time he assumed workplace as vice chairman, determined that it could have to do loads of work within the space of diet.
“I believe that one of many main points for us was the consideration that crucial process of presidency is the safety and welfare of residents, safety, after all by way of bodily safety, however maybe extra by way of livelihood.
“What’s the purpose in offering any bodily safety to any person who dies of starvation? We ought to dedicate time and a spotlight to meals safety and naturally diet.”
Vice President Osinbajo known as for synergy between the work on human capital improvement, which is finished via the National Economic Council, and work on the world of diet via the Nutrition Council of Nigeria.
“We suppose that it can be crucial that we keep that synergy as a result of it speaks to our duty to our nation and responsibility to the folks.
“In doing so, the president appointed a Special adviser on Nutrition within the individual of Mrs. Bimbo Adasanmi, who maybe is the primary of her type within the historical past of this nation. I believe it does emphasise how vital the problem of diet is to us as a authorities.”
Prof. Osinbajo recommended the NSN for the work it has finished as a society because it was based in 1963, saying it has been within the vanguard and remained devoted within the work on diet.
“If we didn’t have the NSN, we’d not be capable of make the development that we made and the achievements that we made.
“It is your advocacy over time that has led to the purpose the place the federal government couldn’t ignore the diet house in any respect. We couldn’t ignore it primarily due to the work you might have finished via the years.”
Speaking on the award introduced to him, Vice President stated he thought-about it an ideal honour to obtain the award, however identified that “it was not anticipated as a result of loads of what I may need achieved is in the midst of doing the work for which one was elected.”
A member of the Board of Trustees of the Society, Prof. Abubakar Hafiz, who was within the delegation that introduced the award, stated that the NSN recognised the achievements the society has recorded because it began working with the vice chairman.
Among the achievements that Prof. Hafiz highlighted had been the inauguration of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria as the very best decision-making physique within the nation; approval of the month-to-month sectoral plan of motion for meals and diet in Nigeria; high-level assist for the Nigerian meals system dialogue; and approval of finances line for diet, the primary of its type in Nigeria.
The President of the Society, Prof. Afolabi, who led the delegation, listed the actions of the Society because it was based, which included capability constructing, consciousness creation via media and communication, analysis in addition to monitoring, and analysis.