Governor El-Rufai orders supply of medicine for malnourished children

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the supply of more Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for the treatment of malnourished children. The Project Manager, Kaduna State Emergency Nutrition Action Plan, Mr Shehu Makarfi, made the plan known during an interaction with newsmen on the general overview of the project in Zaria, Kaduna State.

 

Mr Makarfi said “the order for additional supply of RUTF was due to fear of shortage of the drug, which was likely to affect the intervention given by the state government.” He said the state government had mandated local governments to give coordinators of the programme 500,000 naira monthly for the activity, but expressed regret that the fund was not being used judiciously.