Buhari Govt Sets Up Committee To Fight Hunger In Nigeria
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President Muhammadu Buhari administration has set up a team to address hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria.
The presidency, in a statement on Thursday by Laolu Akande, announced the inauguration of an ad-hoc Technical Advisory Group to support the implementation of the 5-year National Multi-Sectoral Plan of Action on Nutrition (NMPAN).
It said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo constituted the group earlier in the week when he called a virtual meeting of the National Committee on Food and Nutrition. Membership of the team is drawn from the Office of the VP, Nigeria Governors Forum, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Nutrition Partners Forum, Organised Private sector, Academia/ Research, Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat at the Federal Ministry of Health, Civil Society groups, and the UN-Nutrition.
Osinbajo said the body “will provide high-level strategic advice and support to the Secretariat of the National Council on Nutrition on the National Policy on Food and Nutrition vision and strategy, thereby facilitating nutrition positioning and comparative advantage to enable maximum impact.“
The mandate of the committee includes provision of technical assistance to the NCN and Secretariat; facilitation of inter and intra-agency coordination, supervision and monitoring, and implementation of the NMPAN.