The Lagos State Government has disclosed its collaboration with Alayo City Development to commence the distribution of food packs to nursing mothers who benefitted from the Mother, Infants and Child programme.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Aderemi Adebowale, according to a statement on Monday, made this known during an event held in Epe.
Adebowale, who was represented at the event by the Director of the Public Affairs Department in the ministry, Mrs Olatokunbo Dawodu, noted that the 50 nursing mothers, who were part of the 570 indigent pregnant women earlier selected from 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas had received food packs, supplements and other necessary support throughout the pregnancy and now in their post-natal stages.
She said, “The MICHD 2050 programme is focused on security from the womb with a multifaceted advantage as a preventative initiative and the brain development of the child from in-utero to birth, to adolescence and into adulthood. This is why from the inception of the pilot phase, the Office of Civic Engagement has been working with other partners to provide nutritional food packs to over 3,000 indigent pregnant mothers.
In his remark, Chairman, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government, Abdullah Olowa, said the programme is indeed one of its kind in Nigeria and pledges continued support of the local authorities towards the programme.