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Osinbajo inaugurates National Council on Nutrition, 2017 Global Nutrition Repor

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on
Wednesday in Abuja inaugurated the National Council on Nutrition, and
the 2017 Global Nutrition Report. Inaugurating
the Council at the Vice President Conference hall, Presidential Villa,
Osinbajo said Nigeria must make speedy and visible progress in its fight
against hunger, malnutrition and other nutritional challenges.

He
noted that as Council had a robust roadmap to work with the National
Food and Nutrition Policy, the nation must ensure that “the new
Nutrition Policy is quickly domesticated in every state and the Federal
Capital Territory (FCT).
The National
Food and Nutrition Policy was adopted in April 2016 by a broad coalition
of stakeholders, comprising the Federal and State Governments, civil
society and international development partners.
According
to the vice-president, the inauguration of the council is further
demonstration of the seriousness with which the Buhari administration
takes the issue of improving the nutritional status of all Nigerians.
”That
policy, if fully implemented, will ensure significant improvements in
several specific national indices, including the reduction of stunting
in under-5 children, reduction of wasting in children, reduction of
anaemia in pregnant women, reduction in adult obesity rates, and an
increase in the rates of exclusive breastfeeding.
”More
than any other government in Nigeria’s history, this administration has
demonstrated its seriousness about catering to the needs of the most
vulnerable of our population.
”One
of the primary manifestations of this commitment to the vulnerable is
our Social Investment Programme, comprising a School Feeding Programme
for public primary schools, a Micro-credit scheme for small business
people, a Conditional Cash Transfer scheme, and Jobs programme for
unemployed graduates.’’
Osinbajo
observed that the School Feeding Programme, which is meant to improve
the nutrition of primary school children, had been active in 19 states
of the country, providing one meal a day to five million children .
He said: “Our target is 5.5million children before the end of the year.
”At the beginning of December, we intend to carry out a mass deworming exercise on the back of the School Feeding Programme.
”Our Agriculture reform agenda is focusing on achieving self-sufficiency within the shortest possible time.’’
The
vice-president noted, with delight, that the Northeast, where Boko
Haram’s violence disrupted the farming cycle for years, had started
witnessing a remarkable improvement in security, allowing the people to
return to their farms.
“In our
healthcare agenda, we are revitalizing our primary health care system,
with nutrition at the very heart of it, and promoting optimum
breastfeeding and quality of complementary foods.’’
He
stated that government was also collaborating with the private sector
to ensure Nigerians have year round access to adequately fortified and
nutritious foods.
He said that government
was also working with both national and international partners to raise
awareness and deepen understanding on this issue.

“It is clear that there is a strong connection between nutrition and economic growth.
“If
we invest in improved nutrition for our people we will see the results
not only in improved emotional and psychological satisfaction in our
citizens, but also in reduced healthcare costs and increased economic
productivity.
“We must therefore ensure that we mobilize the resources needed to make these needed investments,’’ he said.
He revealed that the federal government had been progressively increasing budgetary allocations to nutrition activities.
He,
however, maintained that the private sector, civil society and
international community must all play a key role in helping to mobilize
financial and logistical resources as government could not fund the
nutrition activities.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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