First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Monday called on the manufacturers of drugs and food/beverages companies to a make commitment of producing the “Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food” (RUTF) locally in Nigeria.
Dr. Aisha said it would make the RUTF more accessible everywhere in a bid to finally end Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in the country.
She made the call during an interactive session at the State House, organized by the Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF).
Aisha Buhari called on the Federal and State Governments to ensure, through the enactment and operationalization of policies, that they provide support to local production and procurement of RUFT in Nigeria.
She noted that it is time for Nigeria to end the scourge of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Nigeria by ensuring that RUTF is available in the shelves of every pharmaceutical store.
She finally called on all stakeholders to work towards meeting up with standards that demonstrate the Nation’s resourcefulness as a people and its natural endowments.
Wife of the Vice President, Her Excellency, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo commended the First lady for her steadfastness in the fight against all forms of child malnutrition in Nigeria.