CS-SUNN lauds FG for approving National Policy on Food and Nutrition
By: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN has congratulated the government of Nigeria, the National Committee on Food and Nutrition, and all nutrition stakeholders for the approval of the National Policy on Food and Nutrition (NPFN)
The Communications Officer Lilian Okafor stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna northwest Nigeria.
The Statement stated that the approval of the NMPFAN 2021-2025, is a step in the right direction towards strengthening synergy among sectors as well as government and partners initiatives towards improving nutrition in Nigeria.
If effectively implemented, the NMPFAN 2021-2025, will reduce the proportion of people who suffer malnutrition by 50 percent and increase exclusive breastfeeding rate to 65 percent in Nigeria. It also aims to reduce stunting rate among under-five-year-olds to 18 percent by 2025 through the scaling up of high-impact nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions.
” CS-SUNN under the PINNS and SUN Movement Pooled Fund projects supported Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, Oyo, Kwara, Rivers and Imo state governments to domesticate the NPFN and the NMPFAN.
“It would interest you to know that Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Nasarawa, Lagos, Enugu, and Oyo state governments have approved their State Policies on Food and Nutrition and State Multisectoral Plans of Action for Nutrition. However, Kwara, Imo and Rivers states are yet to” the statement reads