The wife of the President Aisha Buhari has called on federal and state governments to commit funds to the prevention and treatment of all forms of malnutrition.
The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened food supply to vulnerable sections of the population.
She also wants them to ensure that all policies and services required for treatment of malnutrition including the Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition Centres are supported to function optimally particular in this time.
A statement by Aliyu Abdullahi, Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity quotes Mrs Buhari as saying humanitarian support programmes, private sector interventions and donations by well-meaning Nigerians should focus more on food palliatives.
She also urged Community stakeholders, families and caregivers to ensure that food items meant for malnourished children are not diverted.