By Munkaila Abdullah, Dutse
The federal government of Nigeria through its program home-grown school feeding provided Utensils school feeding to 490,874 primary school pupils in Jigawa.
The Minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk who was represented by the permanent secretary of the ministry Alhaji Bashir Alqali dropped the hint while handing over of the feeding Utensils to Jigawa state government for beneficiaries held at Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi primary school Dutse.
She explained that apart of the recent utensils, federal government also provided over 400,000 feeding utensils for the use of primary school pupils across 27 local government in Jigawa.
According to her, the home-grown school feeding program program aimed at boosting the school enrollment, child nutrition, local economic activities across thousands communities in the country.
Hajiya Sadiya maintained that, the program will also provide job to over 5,267 women whom will serve as cooks across 27 local government in the state.
The Minister also said, about 2,180 schools benefitted with utensils that consist plates, cutlery, cooking pots, biscuits and juice in Jigawa.
She said, as part of effort to address gaps in the program, “we have commenced deployment of intervention within the program that will the identified gaps including a nationwide enumeration exercise across the nation with the objective of verifying the existing data.
The Minister then, commended governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar for his support which led to the success of the program.