From AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja
The Kogi State Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRIN) under the State Ministry of Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with development partners to boost effective nutritional services in the state.
This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary of the Kogi State Ministry of Health who was represented by the ministry’s Director of Administration and Finance, Mr. James Ameh during the MoU signing ceremony held in Lokoja recently.
According to him, ANRIN project is aimed at increasing the utilization of quality, cost effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls and children under the age of five years.
He added that the programme is a five year slice of long term engagement which saying that it’s a programme performance reward and is to be financed at total cost of 12.5 million dollars.
While charging the newly inaugurated technical evaluation committee for review of proposals for NSA’s to be proactive and dutiful, he urged all the partners to be up and doing as the faith of the project is in their hands.
Earlier in his opening remark, the state project coordinator, Mr. Bolarin Ogundusin thanked all the partnering agencies noting that the nutritional quality of the people of the state has reduced.
He added that the MOU signed by the partners will enable them to become implementing partners and will be monitored and guided to achieve the set goals and objectives of the project.
In their various Goodwill messages, the representatives from Ministry of Agriculture, APPEAL and FADAMA all pledged their total support towards the success of the project.