Kogi state has been ranked first in the implementation of Accelerating Nutrition in Nigeria (ANRiN) Project in Nigeria.
The Independent Verification Unit, after thorough monitoring and supervision of the performances of the non-state actors implementing the project in Nigeria ranked Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) as the best based on its performance in 111 wards across 10 local government areas in Kogi state.</p>
The ranking was based on results verified from the services provided in the seven key areas of intervention: deworming, Vitamin A, MNP, Zinc/ORS for children, IPTP, IFA and MIYCN for pregnant and lactating mothers.
ANRiN Project, an intervention that is being handled by non-state actors like Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF), Save the Children International and others across the country.
Speaking to newsmen in Lokoja on the development, the Mobilization and Communication Officer of the AYGF, Amb. Ahmed Suleiman, thanked Kogi state government for its continued support through payment of counterpart fund.
Ahmed also expressed gratitude to the World Bank for its commitment to the project in Nigeria.
The Executive Director of the Africa Youth Growth foundation,Dr Arome Salifu commended the Kogi state government and World Bank for making sure that these interventions get to the target beneficiaries whose healthy future is being guaranteed by the provision of those key nutrition commodities.