The Federal Government has disclosed that it will audit the activities of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in Katsina State.
This was disclosed by the Programme Manager in Katsina State, Alhaji Mustapha Bara’u, at the launch of the exercise on Thursday, stating the scheme targeted 833,957 pupils across 2,777 public primary schools in the state, according to NAN.
What they are saying
“It is a mandate of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management to validate this data to make sure they had seen the children and the cooks, to capture all their data,” Bara’u said.
He also stated that NYSC members will assist in validating the data of pupils and cooks engaged in the school feeding programme in the state.
The NYSC Schedule Officer for the NHGSFP scheme, Malam Samaila Suleiman has encouraged children roaming the streets to go back to school.
“President Muhammad Buhari reintroduced this programme to also increase employment opportunities in various localities, because many people will be engaged in the exercise.
“It is aimed at encouraging our local farmers to produce more as the government also patronise their goods for the school feeding programme,” Suleiman said.
He urged school administrators to study the forms provided for the enumeration so as to avoid any form of mistake on the forms while filling.
What you should know
- Nairametrics recently reported that the Federal Government spends the sum of N1.5 billion monthly on its School Feeding Programme in Kano State.
- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje cited that the reason for the FG spending so much on school feeding in the state is due to Kano having Nigeria’s highest population, and also runs a free and compulsory education system with the integration of Almajiri into basic education.