CS-SUNN urges Jigawa to officially approve policy on nutrition 

The Jigawa state government has been called upon to review the expired Multi-Sectoral Strategic Plan of Action for Food and Nutrition (MSPFAN) of 2023 program to address the incessant challenging issues on stunting children.

The call was made during the maiden media roundtable meeting hosted by the state chapter of the Civil Society Scale up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), held at the Tahir Palace Hotel, Dutse, on Thursday.

Addressing the members of the media organisations, the state chairman of the chapter, Comrade Shuaibu Musa Kafingana, urged the policy makers to do the needful.

He said it has also been observed that the Jigawa State Food and Nutrition Policy is yet to be approved to become officially operational in the state.

“The maiden media roundtable hosted by the Jigawa state chapter of CS-SUNN spotlights the critical need for increased investments.

“There is need for the timely releases and effective utilisation of allocated funds for nutrition programming in the state.

“The project further seeks to advocate for the extension of paid maternity leave from three to six months,” he stated.

He also urged the state government to approve and review the MSPFAN, allocate and release promptly adequate funds for the implementation of nutrition interventions designed to reduce malnutrition in the state,” he stated.