Benue state faces N29 Billion annual cost due to failure in implementing nutrition policies – Official

Benue State is on the brink of potentially spending over N29 billion annually treating malnourished children, should it fail to enact critical nutrition policies.

This warning was issued during a meeting in Makurdi on Wednesday by Mr Ambrose Evnoesor, Programme Officer of Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN).

According to Evnoesor, the state stands to spend N29,271,692 annually on treating malnourished children, highlighting the urgency of proactive policy action.