SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022

November 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022

SUN Movement Nigeria

Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator

Dr. Binyerem Ukaire, Head, Nutrition Division, Health

Country nutrition status 2022

  • Yes
  • In process
  • No
  • Costed
  • M&E framework

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
MSP annual action plan exists

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism

Subnational MSPs exist
Subnational MSPs have annual action plans

SUN networks in-country presence

SUN Civil Society Network
SUN Business Network
SUN Academy Network
SUN Donor Network
Others: e.g. youth, parliamentarian, media

Finance for nutrition

Resource mobilization strategy exists
Budget tracking exercise done this year
Funding gaps identified this year
Domestic expenditures on nutrition tracked

Country priorities 2022

Establish nutrition departments and budget lines; Release and track budgeted funds; Provide support for subnational nutrition policy programmes; Engage the private sector; Strengthen the SUN Secretariat; Develop a multistakeholder workplan

2022 Shared country good practice

Presidential approval for nutrition departments

High-level advocacy

The SUN Movement Networks conducted advocacy engagements with the National Council on Nutrition regarding the need for the creation of nutrition departments.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)


The National Multisectoral Plan of Action on Food and Nutrition provides a good policy framework, and 21 states have adopted the food and nutritrition plans. Additionally, in 2022 the country reviewed and launched the National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (NSPAN), the National Guidelines for Micronutrient Deficiency and Control, the National Policy on Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and the National Guidelines on Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition.


The MSP jointly identified country priorities and worked together towards achieving them.


The SUN Academia and Research Network lead, Prof. M. K. Anigo, is the chairperson of the Technical Advisory Group for the National Council on Nutrition (NCN). He provides high-level strategic advice and support to the NCN.


The SUN Movement Secretariat is positioned in the Federal Ministry of Health, with the Head of the Nutrition Division as the SUN Government Focal Point. The SUN Government Network is led by the Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning, which is the coordinating ministry for all nutrition activities in the country, as well as the secretariat for the NCN and the National Committee for Food and Nutrition (NCFN). Both work in alignment with the SUN Networks and nutrition stakeholders across relevant sectors, providing the leadership required for robust collaboration.