Premised on the UNICEF report concerning the high rate of malnourished children in Nigeria last week, wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has launched a Quick Interventionist Programme christened “Get Involved” to prevent annual death of thousands of malnourished children in the country.
The 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 healthcare delivery, education and other aspects of vulnerability for Nigerian woman and children.
Announcing the take-off of the project, the President’s wife called for the active participation and support of a broad spectrum of Nigerians and organisations especially organised private sector, development partners, relevant United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisation (NGOs).
She explained that with the participation of these bodies, the new initiative would also help to combat the alarming endemic problem of malnutrition of children at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the country.
According 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 Nigerian children and annual death of 500, 000 of such children, the Wife of the President said this situation is 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.”