Monday, 27 September 2021

UNICEF Partners C'River Govt To Provide Nutritional Services For Children and the Vulnerable

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund,(UNICEF) has renewed its commitment to  partner with Cross River State Government in providing nutritional services to vulnerable persons in the State. 

Head of UNICEF, Enugu Field  office who oversees Cross River , Ibrahim Conteh, made the disclosure  during his visit to the Ministry of International Development Cooperation in Calabar. 

Conteh who was accompanied by the
UNICEF Nutrition Officer, Ngozi Anora and the Head of Planning and Monitoring Services, Maureen Okolo, explained that the UN Agency is determined to reach the most disadvantaged children and vulnerable adolescents in a bid to protect the rights of every child, everywhere in Nigeria. 

He said providing nutritional services will help children to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. 

Earlier, the Commissioner for International Development Corporation, Inyang Asibong assured the UNICEF representatives that the State is set to roll out it's Social Protection Policy and multi-sectoral  plan for Nutrition . 

According to Asibong, the policy will cater for the nutritional needs of children,  educational needs, and support the less privileged in communities.

The launch of the social protection policy is slated to hold in October, 2021 following activity meetings with line Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government as well as stakeholders and clusters across the State with the Ministry of International Development Cooperation (MIDC) as the cordinating partner.

Those who joined  Commissioner Asibong during the meeting were, Mr Ogbang Akwaji, Permanent Secretary  MIDC, Mrs Mbong Ausaji , Director of Admin., MIDC, amongst others.