Gombe State Government has increased its nutritional budget from N50 to N120 million yearly, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“We are all aware that the issue of malnutrition among children is on the increase and bad across Gombe. We want to bring it down to the barest minimum,” Chairman, Maternal and Neonatal Child Health Coalition (MNCH) Gombe, Malam Alhasan Yaya, said in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Saturday.
He said that the aim of the meeting was to find a lasting solution to the challenge of malnutrition facing the state.
He commended Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo, for the timely release of fund to increase nutrition among children in the state.
“He has jacked the budget from N50 to N120 million, his effort is commendable. “The governor also promised to extend the nutrition centres from three to 11,’’ he said.