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2.5M Nigerian children suffering from malnutrition

Minister says issues of malnutrition, development and economy are on government’s agenda

Adam Abu-bashal   | 17.11.2020
2.5M Nigerian children suffering from malnutrition

ABUJA

Around 2.5 million children in Nigeria below the age of 5 are suffering from severe malnutrition, an official said Tuesday.

According to Clem Agba, Nigeria’s minister of state for budget and national planning, malnutrition remains an issue despite the government’s efforts in recent years.

Agba said the figure makes Nigeria the country with the second-highest number of stunted children worldwide.

He said malnutrition, financial and development problems were on the government’s agenda and the government has been forced to create a platform to mobilize nutrition stakeholders to come up with a solution.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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