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Published On: Thu, Jul 19th, 2018

Jigawa introduces local content in fight against malnutrition

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From Mika’il Tsoho Dutse

In an effort to ensure zero malnutrition cases, the Jigawa state government has introduced local contents to fight malnutrition incidences across the state.
The Executive Secretary of the state Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr. Kabir Ibrahim dropped the hint while speaking to news men in Dutse.
He explained that, Jigawa state was among the states in the federation with high incidences of malnutrition cases among children hence, the campaign toward eliminating the disease.
‎According to him, the present government had instituted some measures toward addressing problems that encouraged the spread of the disease among children.
He said, the knowledge gap had been identified as major problem that encouraged the continues manifestation of malnutrition among children in the state since, diagnosis came late because people don’t attend to hospital until they are sick.
The executive secretary argued that, in a situation where locals were taught on how to not only diagnosed a malnourished child at early stage but also able to understand the severity of the case as well as the combination of locally sourced food that could cure the ailment saying, with such measure in place the problem of knowledge gap was addressed.
Dr. Ibrahim, explained that with the introduction of local content for fighting malnutrition, it indicated that the plan to substitute the administration of ‘Ready-To-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF)’ for the treatment of malnutrition was making a head way.
Broadcasting commission threatens Ekiti TV over Fayose The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it will impose a stiffer sanction on the Ekiti State Broadcasting Service (EBS) if it fails to pay N500,000 fine within the stipulated period.
The NBC Head of Public Affairs, Maimuna Jimada, made the disclosure in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“Time frame to pay up a national broadcasting fine is 14 days. If they don’t pay within that time, they will get a higher sanction.
“Meanwhile, the station remains closed till further notice,” she said.
According to the official, EBS on July 11 breached Sections 5.2.7 and 5.2.8 of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and was reprimanded and fined N500,000 by the commission.
NAN reports that NBC also shut down the station on Sunday for infractions on the code and the Electoral Act.
The commission said on its website that it shut down the station following unauthorised declaration of Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election results by Gov. Ayodele Fayose on the station.
The commission added that Mr Fayose made malicious and unsubstantiated claims against the Independent National Electoral Commission, the police and the Department of Security Services.
The NBC said that it had, on June 5, queried the station’s Acting Director-General, Lere Olayinka, over breach of Section 5.2.18 of the code, and the query ignored.
It said that all broadcasters must adhere strictly to the ethics of the profession in conducting all programmes on their stations in respect to the code, the National Broadcasting Act, 2004, and the Electoral Act.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it will impose a stiffer sanction on the Ekiti State Broadcasting Service (EBS) if it fails to pay N500,000 fine within the stipulated period.
The NBC Head of Public Affairs, Maimuna Jimada, made the disclosure in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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