By Andah John with agency report
The Nigerian government is reported to have provided a $1.5million grant to Sokoto State Government under the Saving One Million Lives Programme.
Permanent Secretary in the Sokoto State Ministry of Health, Alhaji Almustapha Othman, told NAN that the programme will take off in January across the state.
Othman further explained that maternal child health and immunisation are some of the major health indices that would be looked into.
In a similar vein, the permanent secretary informed that nutrition is one of the key indices of the programme, as it has great importance.
”Nutrition is key in ensuring the successful implementation of the programme across the 23 local governments of the state.
”That is why the state government has concluded plans to upgrade the nutrition unit in the ministry to a full pledged Department.
”This is sequel to the tremendous importance that the state government attaches to nutrition.
”This means that it will have a Director and other key personnel and improved funding.