The 2016 UNICEF Global Nutrition Report says 361,000 children in Nigeria die annually from malnutrition with a total of 2.1 million others currently diagnosed as suffering from malnutrition.
The figures, according to the report, placed the country second in global ranking of prevalence of stunting and wasting, after India.
Jigawa State has the highest prevalence rate followed by Katsina State.
The Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Malam AUWAL IBRAHIM MUSA RAFSANJANI, presented the report during a meeting with Governor AMINU BELLO MASARI at the Katsina State Government House.
RAFSANJANI noted that Katsina was among the states in Nigeria with less than 10 per cent exclusive breastfeeding practice while 11 other states including Abuja have a total record of one million seven hundred thousand malnourished children.
The states are Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Adamawa, Yobe and Borno.