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The Apapa Local Government has said it was ready to go into partnership with Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Alausa, Ikeja and a non-governmental organisation, CS-SUNN and Healthy Living & Women Empowerment Initiative (HELWEI) for improved food, nutrition security and income generation for the grassroots people in the council.
The pledge was made recently during a sensitisation programme on Vertical Farming Development hosted by the Apapa LGA.
Speaking on behalf of the council chairman, Hon. Adele Elijah Owolabi, the Vice Chairman, Kevin Oluwaseun Gabriel, said that the council was ready to collaborate with anyone so long as such a partnership would be in the interest of the people of the local government in particular and Lagos State in general.
He noted that nutrition is key to man’s health and development, therefore, must be given due attention. Given this understanding by the management of the council, the Chairman mandated that both the political and administrative arms of the council to be on ground to welcome the visiting team for the sensitisation programme.
According to him, although the Council is already into many agro-based campaigns and programmes, additional knowledge on how the lives of the indigenes could be improved upon through proper nutrition can never be too much.
Earlier in her remarks as presented by Osho Gbolahan Azeez, Head, Food and Nutrition Unit, Community Agriculture Department, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs (MLG &CA), Alausa, Ikeja, Bashorun G.O., the director of the ministry, gave the background to the collaboration.
“The National Committee on Food and Nutrition(NCFN) and the State Committee on Food and Nutrition(SCFN) have resolved to embark on activities that will drastically reduce micronutrients malnutrition or hidden hunger particularly in most vulnerable groups like infants, young children and women of reproductive age in … Read More...