The United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has commenced training of 20 focal persons to address the issue of malnutrition in women and children in the state.

Addressing participants at the training on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, Hajiya Hafsat Mohammed, Technical Officer of the programme, said the training would last for four days.

She said the training would expose the participants on how to detect and administer malnutrition formula on malnourished women and children.

The UNICEF officer commended Kebbi state government for earmarking monthly allocation of N100,000 to local government to cater for undernourished women and children in the state.

She called on northern state governments to increase budgetary allocations to issues that affect women and children, stressing that UNICEF would sustained its support to deserving states.