Kaduna promises cash backing of Nutrition budget releases
The Accountant General of Kaduna State Shizzer Bada has
promised cash backing of nutrition budget releases brought before her, to ensure the implementation of nutrition programmes in the state
Bada made the assertion yesterday when she received the State Committee on Food and Nutrition (,SCFN), led by the Director, Development Aid Coordination, Salihu Lawal, of the State Planning and Budget Commission on advocacy visit to her office in kaduna North West Nigeria on 23rd February,2021.
The Accountant General said as a woman and a nother she is ever ready to be part of any move to improve the nutrition status of kaduna state children
She assured the team that
cash backing of nutrition budget releases would be given due attention to ensure that no child died of malnutrition in the state.
Speaking earlier Salihu Lawal, Director, Development Aid Coordination, of the State Planning and Budget Commission, said the team comprising of Nutrition stakeholders are in the Accountant General office to solicit for her support in timely cash backing of released funds for nutrition interventions
In his own remarks, Chairman, National Steering committee of
Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) Ifedilichukwu Ekene – Innocent said that lack of dedicated nutrition related budget lines across relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) was affecting implementation of nutrition programmes.
He added that the present insecurity in the Country has widened the Malnutrition cases in the state hence the need for stakeholders to come together and pave way forward.
The SCFN Advocacy was supported by Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN),.