Greater war than the current Boko Haram insurgency is imminent in Nigeria if something urgent was not done on malnutrition confronting children in the North East, Senate Leader Ali Ndume has said .
At a ceremony for formal inauguration of ‘Get Involved Initiative’ on Friday in Abuja, Ndume said about 500,000 children would die of malnutrition if something urgent was not done.
“Get Involved Initiative’, a pet project of the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari aims at alleviating malnutrition in the North East, “he said.
“The situation in Borno State particularly in the North East and in the country as liberated generally is very very serious.
“If we do not do something concrete now on these children that are growing up malnourished, sick with hunger, poverty and malnutrition in Borno State, then we are going to have another war that is worse than the Boko Haram war.
“So I want you to give the Wife of the President all the support. As estimated, if we don’t do something, for sure more than 50,000 children are going to die of malnutrition.
“That is beside the people that are dying right now because of hunger in Borno State.”
Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Borno State Governor commended Buhari for her project and urged all to support her .