2.5 million children suffering from Malnutrition in Nigeria- Prince Clem Agba

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Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba

2.5 million Nigerian children under the age of 5 years are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

This disclosure was made by Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning at flag-off of the 2020 Nigeria nutrition week in Abuja on Monday.

The minister noted that “despite concerted efforts by the government in recent years, particularly in the areas of child nutrition and breastfeeding, malnutrition (and other public health issues) have remained a challenge”.

This figure places Nigeria as the country with the second highest number of stunted children in the world.

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