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PINNS 2. 0 project could avert stunting for 20m children – CS- SUNN

Following the recently concluded Partnership for Improving Nigeria’s Nutrition System (PINNS)1.0 project, the Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) said the second phase of the project; PINNS 2.0. could prevent stunting for about 20 million additional children under the age of five.

This was made known during the formal inauguration of the project launched at an inception meeting held at Abuja recently. The PINNS 2.0 three-year project is basically structured and designed to make the Nigerian nutrition system to be more result driven, effective, serviceable, efficient and transparent for human capital development (RESET4HCD).

The long term plan which is hoped to be achieved by 2030 is that about 20 million additional children under the age of five will survive and not be stunted in any way at all whether physically or psychologically. Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget , Mrs Abisola Adetutu Liadi in a goodwill message while pledging the state support for the PINN 2.0 project, also urged other partners to also continue working with them to realise their goals.

Acting Executive Secretary of CS-SUNN, Mr Sunday Okoronkwo while presenting the overview of the PINNS 2.0 project said that the project aimed to contribute to attaining optimal nutrition in the country. “The outcome will be a well-nourished child who grows up to become a major contributor to growing the country’s Gross Domestic Product and align with the HCD objectives,” said Mr. Okoronkwo.

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