Deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has expressed concern over the poor nutritional status of Nigerians, describing it as unfortunate and unacceptable.
Sanusi said this at the 50th Annual Scientific Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria in Kaduna on Tuesday.
The theme of the conference was, ‘Improving Nutrition Intervention Outcomes in Nigeria Through Evidence-Based Nutrition Data Generation and Dissemination.’ Sanusi who was represented by a former deputy governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, noted that he was concerned about the high figures of malnutrition in the country which he described as unfortunate.
He said, “It is my hope that the conference will proffer a solution to confront malnutrition in the state and Nigeria.” The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Baloni, said the state government decided to approve six months of maternity leave for female workers in the state workforce.
She said the Nasir El-Rufai’s administration was committed to changing the unacceptable narrative of poor nutrition and health indices in the state. Baloni added that nutrition was the bedrock of good health and any meaningful development of any society.