A non Governmetal Organization named Civil Society Scaling-up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), has raised eyebrows over the increase in the number of malnourished children in Kano state.
CS-SUNN National Project Manager, Mr. Okoronkwo Sunday made the lamentation during a one-day sensitization workshop held in Kano.
He said the the gathering was to establish media roles and responsibilities to mitigate the menace of malnutrition in Kano
Mr.Okoronkwo Sunday urged the media and other key stakeholders to continue working assiduously until infant, and maternal mortality is reduced to the barest minimum in the state.
Earlier the CS-SUNN Coordinator in Kano State, Hajiya Zainab Aliyu Musa, explained that there was the need for the Kano Government to ensure more funds are allocated to the cause of taming malnutrition in the state.
In his Remarks the Kano commissioner of Budget and planning, Alhaji Nura Muhammad Dan Kade noted that Kano has since earmarked N300 million in the 2021 which is aimed at preventing malnutrition and promoting exclusive breast feeding amongst nursing mothers in the state.
The workshop tagged “Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems (PINNS)’’, attracted participants from various ministries and agencies of Kano state Government.