March 20, 2023



60% kids multi-dimensionally poor in Niger – UNICEF

The United Nations Kids Fund (UNICEF,) has mentioned that over 60% of youngsters in Niger state are multi-dimensionally poor  whereas only10% of moms apply unique breastfeeding within the state.

The UNICEF said this within the 2021 A number of Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) experiences offered to the Niger state authorities in Minna.

Presenting the report, the UNICEF Chief Discipline Officer, Kaduna Donald Norris represented by a medical knowledgeable, Dr Idris Baba, said that MICS information confirmed that the educational achievement state of affairs within the state has improved.

He urged the state authorities to deal with the state of affairs.

Receiving the report, the state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, directed Ministries, Division and Businesses (MDAs) to proffer choices for immediate interventions  within the state of affairs by means of coverage and programmes.

The governor represented by the Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG) Ahmed Ibrahim Matane expressed concern over areas the state was not doing nicely in line with the report.

“We must always pay deserved consideration to areas like open defecation, water and sanitation, maternal and mortality and out of faculty kids,” he mentioned.

He defined that information is a mirrored image of who or the place you might be which have to be adopted to make sure interventions by authorities. 

He mentioned, “I wish to guarantee that authorities will make use of 2021 A number of Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) report as a information to take essential choices to protected lives of below age, open defecation amongst others.”

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