The Federal Government in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, WHO restated commitments to end Noma disease in the country by 2023.
Noma is necrotising decay, eating up disease that destroys the mouth and the face.
Health Minister Isaac Adewole, represented by Deputy Director and Desk Officer Noma, Gloria Uzoigwe made this known at the National Training of Trainers on Noma in Nigeria.
He said Nigeria has joined the Africa Regional Control Programme on Noma in collaboration with WHO, who are sponsoring the ministry to provide the training.
He added that Nigeria is guided by WHO to develop a three-year programme and action plan to control the disease in the country.