Aisha Buhari launches project to combat children malnutrition

Wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, presenting a gift during the launch of ‘Get Involved’ quick interventionist programme, at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday.

WORRIED by the heavy morbidity rate of malnourished Nigerian children, wife of the president, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has launched a Quick Interventionist Programme named “GET INVOLVED” to prevent annual death of thousands of malnourished children in the country.

The “GET INVOLVED” programme, which was launched at the State House on Thursday, by Mrs Buhari, is a major component of her “Future Assured” pet project, which encompasses health care delivery, education and other facets of lives of Nigerian Woman and Children.

Announcing the take-off of the “GET INVOLVED” project, Mrs Buhari called for the active participation and support of a broad spectrum of Nigerians and organisations, especially Organised Private Sector, Development Partners, Relevant United Nation Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs).

She explained that with the participation of these bodies, this new initiative would also help to combat the alarming endemic problem of malnutrition of children at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the country.

Accordingly to her, with the collective efforts of well-meaning Nigerians, no child in this country should lack a good nutritional diet.

Relying on the UNICEF Scary Statistics of 2.5 million malnourished Nigeria children and annual death of 500,00 of such children, the wife of the president said this situation was highly unacceptable and must be reversed with collaboration of Nigerians and organisation, through her “GET INVOLVED PROJECT.”

She, therefore, appealed to all well-meaning Nigerians, Organised Private Sector and NGOs to rise up to the challenge and support the programme, in order to eradicate completely this ugly trend.