The alarm by the World Food Programme (WFP) that about two million children in the NorthEastern part of Nigeria are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition, and that cases of acute severe malnutrition have quadrupled to 700,000 gives cause for concern and must be heeded by the relevant authorities.
The problem of malnutrition in the Northeast is so bad that we now read of cases of women who abandoned their infants to die rather than watch them die of hunger.
Another causative factor is the failure of the various state governments in the region to educate the masses on the importance of family planning.
Governments in the Northeast should collaborate with NGOs and other global agencies to find solutions to malnutrition in the region.
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