Save the Children International, Nigeria, in partnership with Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning have called on journalists to beam the search light on increased reportage of nutrition issues in Nigeria.
They made the call at a training organised for journalists to sensitise and build their capacity on nutrition reporting in Nigeria as part of activities held to mark the 2020 Nutrition Week in Abuja.
The aim is to raise awareness of journalists on food security and nutrition topics in Nigeria and to raise awareness of the impact of malnutrition on the country’s health and economic wellbeing.
Mr Abdulkadir Sa’adu, the Director Social Development Department Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning said that the training was a necessity for journalists to keep abreast with nutrition issues.
Sa’adu said that ministry in collaboration with Nutrition and Society of Nigeria (NSN) and relevant nutrition stakeholders since 2016 had been organising nutrition week to encourage healthy living through nutrition education and creating public awareness.