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Kwara government unveils policy to fight malnutrition

1 NOPE) The Kwara The state government has reaffirmed its commitment to continue the war against malnutrition among the citizens, especially women and vulnerable groups in the state.

2 The State Commissioner for Finance, Mrs. Olasumbo Oyeyemisaid this in a statement signed by the press secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Daibu Abubakar, on Saturday at Ilorin.

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3 According to the statement, Oyeyemi made it known after the state committee meeting to unveil a food and nutrition policy document.

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4 She said that this administration has developed the policy document and a multi-sectoral action plan to curb the cases of stunting hampering the physical and mental fitness of small children.

5 The commissioner said the measure was the responsibility of the governor. Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaqthe responsiveness of the state to the welfare of the oppressed.

6 She tasked the committee members to engage in the realization of the policy document as it aimed to eradicate malnutrition in the state.

seven The statement further reports that the Chairman of the State Food and Nutrition Committee, Dr. Yakub Jajalike praising Governor AbdulRazaq for his passion for the welfare of the less privileged.

8 Dr. Jaja, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, appreciated the committee members for playing an active role in domesticating the National Food and Nutrition Policy in the state.


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