FG approves new plans to tackle hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria

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The federal government of Nigeria has approved a five-year nutrition action plan that will help to reduce malnutrition and hunger across the country.

Laolu Akande, the spokesmen to the Vice President, who made this known in a statement, said the National Council approved the Nutrition plan, chaired by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The statement reads;  the plan will help address the problems of hunger and malnutrition across all sectors in Nigeria.

“The approved plan will reduce the proportion of people who suffer malnutrition by 50%; increase exclusive breastfeeding rate to 65%.

“It will also reduce stunting rate among under-five-year-olds to 18% by 2025 through the scaling up of priority high impact nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions.

“The plan recommends the adoption of strategies aimed at improving the nutritional status of Nigerians by tackling undernutrition, amongst others,” the statement said.

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