The Wife of the President, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to the Governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, to urgently do something about the nutritional status of babies and children in the IDP camps in their various states, she is grieved as a mother that children could be going through such appalling conditions in her country.
Mrs Buhari realizes that malnutrition rates for children are at a serious level in these camps, where large number of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency are gathered.
It is important to note that even under normal circumstances children have specialized nutritional needs. This in effect underscores the importance of highly specialized nutritional support for this category of children.
Her Excellency further commended Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State for donating N150 million to the Governments of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to assist them in the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs).