Nigeria Vice President, Kashim Shettima has inaugurated a committee to put an end to malnutrition among citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Speaking while inaugurating the committee, Vice President Kashim Shettima tasked the committee to come up with a template that would be used by the Nigerian government to eradicate malnutrition among children.
Shettima who claimed that about 12 percent of Nigerian Children under the age of five could not survive the Nutrition crisis battling the country, said “I welcome you to the inauguration of this all-important committee that will serve as the intellectual powerhouse that will provide the expertise and technical competence to the National Council on Nutrition.
“As far as I am concerned, you are the people that will draw the roadmap for us. As I have always said, we have no business being poor. We are potentially one of the richest countries in the world but we have so far remained a potential.
“This is why I am very passionate about this committee.”
VP Shettima also stated that the Nutrition roadmap to be developed by the committee should address a challenge facing Nigeria with which "A child born in Nigeria has 36 percent chance of reaching the age of 60.
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Published 12/16/2023 3:23:09 PM