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Shettima Inaugurates Nat’l Nutrition Council, Urges NCN to Prioritise Research

To significantly transform the nation’s nutritional landscape, the Vice President Kashim Shettima, has tasked the National Council on Nutrition (NCN) to prioritise innovation and research. 

The vice president made the call at the inauguration of the new NCN while presenting his keynote address, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

“I wish to appeal to all members to prioritise innovation and research in the field of nutrition.

“We must embrace technology, leverage digital solutions and invest in research and development to discover sustainable and scalable solutions for our nutrition challenges.

“This aligns with our pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.

“By harnessing the power of innovation and making prudent investments, we can fundamentally transform the nutritional landscape in Nigeria, creating lasting and meaningful change,” he said.

The vice president, also the Chairman of the council said that there were challenges hindering the actualisation of set targets and goals.

According to him, Nigeria must collaborate to enhance nutrition governance, ensure the widespread availability of nutritious food, champion optimal infant and young child nutrition as well as bolster nutrition education and awareness campaigns.

“While funding is undeniably crucial, we must also prioritise streamlining processes, implement practical strategies and foster genuine collaboration to overcome the hurdles before us.” He added.

 

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