NUTRITION STAKEHOLDERS PLEDGE INCREASED NUTRITION FUNDING IN 2020 BUDGETS

NUTRITION STAKEHOLDERS PLEDGE INCREASED NUTRITION FUNDING IN 2020 BUDGETS

Stakeholders across nutrition line ministries, including legislators have committed to
improved funding for nutrition and implementation of the National Multi-sectoral Plan of
action for nutrition. These commitments were made at a just concluded 2-day meeting
organized by CS-SUNN on improved nutrition investments in the 2020 state Annual
budgets with key stakeholders from Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger states in Abuja.
A communique signed by a 10-man committee chaired by Member, Nasarawa State
House of
Assembly, Hon. Aliyu Dogara Mohammed resolved to match budgetary increment for
nutrition with timely releases and cash backings. It also committed to intensified efforts
by Committees of the State Assemblies that oversee nutrition line Ministries should in
their oversight functions by ensuring strict implementation of approved budgets for
nutritional activities.
The meeting had participants drawn from three PINNS focal states of Kaduna,
Nasarawa and Niger, comprising of Chairmen and Members of the House Committees
on Health, Finance & Appropriation, Permanent Secretaries, State Accountant
Generals, relevant Directors of the key line Ministries of Finance, Budget & Planning,
Health and Agriculture as well as State Nutrition Officers and partners from Alive and
Thrive as well as Save the Children.