From:Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A Group under the auspices of Save the Children International (SCI) has commended Kaduna State Government for ensuring a monthly disbursement of N21 million to its 23 Local Government Areas for nutrition interventions.
The Group Nutrition Advocacy Advisor, Mr Isah Ibrahim, who gave the commendation in Kaduna yesterday said the development which began in July, would improve food and nutrition interventions in the LGAs.
According to him, a total of N565 million was budgeted for nutrition activities by the LGAs in the 2020 budget.
Ibrahim said that a total of N15.1 million had been disbursed from January to May, with only one of the 23 LGAs sustaining the monthly disbursement for nutrition activities.
He added that 14 other LGAs, made disbursement once, others twice and some three times, while the remaining eight LGAs did not release any amount within the period.