The Kaduna State Government says it has employed 76 nutritionists for the healthcare centres in the state.
The government also said it is considering the establishment of a nutrition agency to coordinate all nutrition activities in the state.
Mr. Jibril Isah, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, State Primary Health Care Board disclosed this on Friday in Kaduna at a two-day meeting organised by Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria.
The meeting was organised to strengthen advocacy skills and capacity of health and nutrition CSOs, media and government officials, to identify areas of priorities in nutrition interventions.
Isah said that Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i had already presented a memo to the Executive Council to that effect and that the memo was currently before the Planning and Budget Commission and Ministry of Health for advice.
He said that the move was to ensure effective coordination of nutrition interventions by the ministries, department and agencies, development partners and relevant stakeholders.
According to him, the state has recruited 76 nutritionists to provide technical nutrition services at healthcare centres in the state.
Isah said that the 76 nutritionists were part of the over 1,300 health workers recently recruited under the ongoing exercise for over 3.000 health workers in the state.