AgricultureFoodNational Home Grown Feeding Programme Reduces Hunger, Others- Sadiya

DAMATURU, (Yobe State) — The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk said the Federal Government’s National Home Grown Feeding Programme special intervention has impacted positively on millions of Nigerians in areas of hunger reduction, malnutrition, employment generation, and wealth creation.

The minister while flagging off Stakeholders’ engagement and enrolment exercise in Damaturu to scale up the programme in Yobe state, said over 100,000  Pupils and 215 cooks in Yobe state are currently benefitting from the Federal Government’s National Home Grown Feeding Programme.

Represented by a Director in the ministry Ali Grema, the minister explained that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the ministry to scale up the numbers of the pupils benefiting with an additional five million from the current nine million.

“Federal and state Teams, as well as key stakeholders, are to work jointly and closely to verify the existing beneficiaries and update the records for better results, transparency and accountability,” she added.

In her remark, Hajiya Fatsuma Accama, Yobe state program Manager of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme said Yobe joined the programme two years ago and that the last batch of participants would be enrolled soon.

She commented on the Yobe state government for its support toward the successful implementation of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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