The federal government has announced plans to deworm 10 million school pupils to boost their health status.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, made the disclosure in Kano on Wednesday.
Speaking at the opening of a training of trainers for the implementation of the national deworming and school feeding programme, Umar-Farouq said the exercise would be implemented in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health.
Represented by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), Muhammad Nasiru-Mahmud, Umar-Farouq noted that Buhari introduced the NSIP, which also encompassed the NHGSF to boost pupils’ enrolment and to boost nutrition.
“More than 10 million children are being fed under the programme nationwide. More than 1.2 million of them are in Kano State.
“No matter how you feed the children, if they have worms, they will be sharing the food with the worms, hence the need to deworm them,’’ he said.
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