Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress controlled States irked over the increasing cases of maternal and child nutrition in the country resolved to prioritize adequate support for working nursing mothers.
Other resolutions are the adoption of six months of maternity leave for nursing mothers to enhance exclusive breastfeeding.
This was contained in a communiqué of the 12th quarterly meeting of Secretaries to Government of All Progressives Congress States, an event held in Luxury hotel, Lafia with a theme “Setting Enabling Framework for Implementation of PGF Policy Briefs”.
The meeting also reviewed security challenges and note initiatives being implemented by APC states to contain the unabated killings and banditry.
Other resolutions also include the presentations and recognizing the commitment of APC as provided in the party manifesto.
The meeting resolved that issues of maternal and Child nutrition should be integrated into the Primary Healthcare Delivery Services, adding the policy would strengthen coordination of initiatives to fast track implementation of Maternal and Child Nutrition programmes with a focus on health, education, and agricultural sectors.
It was contained that the forum undertakes a position to strengthen regular processes of information sharing on issues of security management among the APC-controlled States to facilitate synergy of initiatives and proactive responses.
The forum also recommends that the APC States strengthen the Security Committees at the Local Government Levels and ensure that all stakeholders, especially traditional and religious leaders take more responsibility and are made to be more accountable to Government in responding to security challenges.
To continually mobilize resources for the management of security challenges, APC-controlled States are enjoined to strengthen the legal framework for the implementation of the Security Trust Fund; Finally, the meeting noted with strong commendation the renewed offensive by Nigerian Security Agencies against criminal elements across the country.
Accordingly, reaffirmed the commitment of APC State Governments to continue to work with the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that every part of Nigeria is safe.
On General Issues, The meeting agreed to continually share information, ideas, and knowledge through its quarterly meetings and the PGF Secretariat to promote synergy across the member States and facilitate greater cooperation for sustainable development.