Eco­nomic team: Buhari de­fends ex­clu­sion of pri­vate sec­tor

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Ojoma Akor

The wife of the pres­i­dent, Ha­jiya Aisha Buhari, has launched a pro­gramme called, “Get in­volved”, to pre­vent death of chil­dren from mal­nu­tri­tion.

A state­ment signed by Nad­abo Zakari, her Di­rec­tor, Me­dia & Pub­lic­ity, said the pro­gramme was a ma­jor com­po­nent of her “Fu­ture As­sured” pet project which com­prises health­care de­liv­ery, ed­u­ca­tion and other facets of lives of Nige­rian woman and chil­dren.

Speak­ing dur­ing the launch of the pro­gramme in Abuja yesterday, Mrs Buhari called for the ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion and sup­port of Nige­ri­ans and or­ga­ni­za­tions, es­pe­cially the or­ga­nized pri­vate sec­tor, de­vel­op­ment part­ners, rel­e­vant United Na­tions agen­cies and Non-Gov­ern­men­tal Or­ga­ni­za­tions (NGOs).

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

Ac­cord­ing to her, with the col­lec­tive ef­forts of well-mean­ing Nige­ri­ans, no child in the coun­try would lack good diet.

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