Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has reaffirmed commitment towards providing enabling environment for United Nations, UN to operate effectively and efficiently for the smooth implementation of 2023 humanitarian response plan.
Zulum stated this at the launching of the Response plan for North-East, Nigeria in Yola.
The Governor who was represented Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, Director General State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) urged UN to sustain effort for the betterment of Borno people.
This plan marks a continued Commitment by the humanitarian community and Borno State Government to Jointly provide the needed life-saving assistance to people this year.
According to him, food insecurity and malnutrition are two of the many challenges addressed in the plan.
Zulum said, the number of children suffering from acute malnutrition were expected to increase from 1.74 Million in 2022 to 2 million in 2023.
He added that already high level of severe acute malnutrition are projected to be double, from 300,000 children affected last year to a 697,000 this year.