The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said it prepared to lend a helping hand to Borno State particularly on primary health care in selected local government areas to fight the mal-nutrition.
Nigeria Country representative of UNICEF Miss Jean Gough who made this pledge during a visit to Maiduguri yesterday said the organization had been following women and children related issues in the state.
Miss Gough who paid a courtesy call on Governor Kashim Shettima said the organization is currently doing a survey in 23 states which include Borno.
She noted that the state was doing well the fight against poverty and diseases which informed the desire of UNICEF to support the state.
According to the country representatives 11 million Nigerian children are mal-nourished.
"I was in Zamfara last week and the situation and number of children suffering from mal-nutrition is saddening. We are here only to give a helping hand and we would work with some staff of the ministry of health in Borno state and federal government to achieve that," she said.