As Nigeria marks this year’s children’s day celebration, parents and caregivers have been told to give priority to efforts at reducing malnutrition with a view to checking the high rate of child mortality in the country.
The advice is coming from participants at an event in Abuja to mark the 2018 children’s day. They noted that children under the age of five are most vulnerable, and such measures can save their lives and encourage active learning.
Organisers of the event, yellow jerrycan save a child foundation said the gathering was to provide a veritable platform for key players to form synergies on ways to checkmate malnutrition and other non children friendly diseases.
She noted that the foundation has gone the extra mile to ensure that malnourished children under the age of five, get medical check ups to ascertain some of their health peculiarities.
Over 300 children from public schools, officers of the Nigerian military, officials of NAPTIP and members of the Nigerian national assembly attended the event.