The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has called on state governments to complement the federal government in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme by feeding primary four to six pupils in their respective states.
She made the call in Abuja at the LEA Primary School in Jabi, after an awareness Road Walk as part of activity to mark the 7th African Day of School Feeding.
The Minister represented by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Humanitarian Affairs, Alhaji Musa Bungudu, reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to impact positively on the lives of Nigerians through its Social Safety Programmes.
The FCT Focal Person for the National Social Investment Programme, Mrs Chinwe Amba, noted that the Feeding Programme had increased school enrollment in the FCT, called for its sustainability to encourage more school participation.
“ This programme has promoted the enrolment of school pupils. Today makes it seven years of school feeding. I have spoken with the children and they pray for this programme to be sustained. We want this programme to be sustained even after the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari,”
The event came to a climax with the cutting of cake and distribution of some school materials to the pupils of LEA Primary School Jabi.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, Editing by Tola Oguneye