Shettima inaugurates nat’l nutrition council, wants research prioritised

Shettima inaugurates nat’l nutrition council, wants research prioritised

Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday, called on the new National Council on Nutrition to prioritise innovation and research to transform the nation’s nutritional landscape.

The State House Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled, ‘VP Shettima sets agenda for new national council on nutrition, wants innovation, practical strategies prioritised’.

According to him, “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, the VP reasoned that the council can fundamentally transform Nigeria’s nutritional landscape, creating lasting and meaningful change.

Shettima, who is the Chairman of the Council, said though there are challenges to the actualisation of set targets and goals, “we must collaborate to enhance nutrition governance, ensure the widespread availability of nutritious food, champion optimal infant and young child nutrition, and bolster nutrition education and awareness campaigns.

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