The Gombe State government is planning on alleviating hunger as it plans on expanding the provision of complementary food for over 22,000 malnourished children across the 11 Local Government Areas of the state.
The Punch Newspaper reports that the State Commissioner for Science, Technology, and Innovation, Aisha Maigari, made this disclosure on Tuesday 11th, 2022 during the opening of an introductory training programme on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Operations at the Gombe State University.
Maigari stated that the State Government has started the programme in the state capital, Damaturu. She made it known that Governor Muhammadu Yahaya has approved its extension where each local government would produce the foods for at least 2,000 malnourished children in the state.
Maigari said, “This programme has been very successful. In fact, His Excellency Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the ‘stepping down’ of this programme to local governments. We are working in that progress so that each local government will now be producing these foods for people around these areas so that the burden will now be less.
“Imagine 2, 000 by 11 local governments. We are targeting over 22, 000. We have registered with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. It has passed all the stages. We are now waiting for the NAFDAC number.”