The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk has handed over Feeding Utensils to Primary Schools under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme NHGSFP in Kaduna State which over seven hundred thousand pupils will benefit.
Hajiya Sadiya Faruk while presenting the Utensils at the LGEA Sheikh Gumi Primary School Kaduna, said NHGSFP is one of the four key intervention Programmes of the federal government under it’s social investment Programme.
The Minister who was represented by the Deputy Director legal at the ministry Hajiya Maimuna Idris said the program boost school enrollment, nutrition and economic activities across communities in the country.
She said they have recorded over 9million pupils enrollment on the program by federal government with employment of 10,000 cooks under the school feeding program
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk also stated that, her Ministry has Commenced updating it records to accommodate the scaling up of the program with an additional 5 million benefiries as directed by President Mohammadu Buhari.
“We have deployed an extensive, layered and technology supported monitoring system that will gives us real time information of how the program is being implemented and the areas that need urgent intervention and correction”
She noted that, the program was designed to address poverty in all forms with the support of the State government to ensure full implementation of the excercise.
According to Hajiy Sadiya Umar Faruk pointed out that, one of the several strategic plans of the Ministry was to ensure the target pupils have the best experience of hygiene and safety during consumption of the free meals.
The Minister maintained that, federal government is saddle with the responsibility for the release of funds, guidelines and policies for Implementation.
In a remark, Governor Nasiru El-rufai of kaduna state reiterated the state government support by ensuring success of the program across the state
Governor Elrufai represented by kaduna state focal person on National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, Mrs Saude Atoyebi said kaduna State was the first to lunched the school feeding program before the federal Government in 2017 and take over the responsibility.
“We have a total number of about 300,000 thousand feeding utensils earlier and now is the balance making it 700,000 thousand
Earlier, the Head teacher, sheikh Gumi primary school Tudun wada kaduna, Malam Muntari Lawal appreciate federal and state government for the gesture
One of the pupils Aliya Usaini thanked government for the nutritional meals