Katsina: FG to audit school feeding programme
The federal government says it will audit the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in Katsina.
Mustapha Bara’u, the NHGSFP programme manager in Katsina, said the enumeration targeted 833,957 pupils across 2,777 public primary schools in the state.
According to him, corps members will assist in validating the data of pupils and cooks engaged in the school feeding programme in the state.
“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,” he said.
In his welcome address, Samaila Suleiman, NYSC schedule officer for NHGSFP in Katsina, noted the government reintroduced the school feeding programme to encourage children roaming the streets to go back to school.
He added that such would help in tackling insecurity in the country.
“President Muhammad Buhari reintroduced this programme to also increase employment opportunities in various localities because many people will be engaged in the exercise,” stated Mr Suleiman. It is aimed at encouraging our local farmers to produce more as the government also patronise their goods for the school feeding programme.’’
He urged the headmasters of benefitting primary schools to study the forms provided for the enumeration to avoid making a mistake on the forms while filling.
The NYSC in Katsina had trained 192 corps members for the enumeration exercise.
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