FG flags off distribution of home-grown feeding utensils




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•2nd Right ) The Minister of , Disaster Management and Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, (3rd Right) the Representative of the Honourable Minister of for FCT, Chiwendu Eteyen Amba, (1st Right) , Grema Ali Alhaji, and other dignitaries during the Hand of Home-Grown School Feeding Utensils and Aprons to the FCT, on the 26th of May, 2021, at LEA Primary School Jabi, Abuja… Photo: Khalid Ahmed

The Federal on Tuesday flagged off the distribution of Home-grown school feeding utensils and aprons as part of the school feeding programme.

The Home Grown School Feeding (NHGSFP) is one of the cardinal programmes the umbrella of the federal governments Investment Programmes (NSIP).

Development experts said the school feeding programme are increasingly recognized as one of the most critical protection interventions.

This, according to the experts, is as a result of the fact that the feeding programme benefit vulnerable groups including children, their families and the communities.

Flagging off the distribution of the home-grown school feeding utensils and aprons in Abuja, minister of , Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, restated the commitment of the federal to the school feeding programme.

Umar Farouq flagged off the distribution at the Local Authority Primary (LEA) Jabi, Abuja, said the school feeding programme is one of the key interventions of the NSIP.

She noted that the programme is very important to the government ast it is one of the strategies government is employing to move 100 Nigerians out of the poverty belt.

The minister noted that the programme, new school enrolment has hit 9.1 leading to improved school attendance and reduced the of out of school children in the country.

According to the Umar Farouq, the school feeding programme has gone a long way in enhancing agricultural production, thereby generating jobs in the agricultural sector of the economy.

Responding on behalf of the pupils of LEA Primary school, Jabi, little Christabel Iyamabhor, expressed gratitude to the government for initiating the school feeding programme.

Iyamabhor, a Primary Three pupil of the school urged the minister to ensure that government sustains school feeding programme.

Items handed over to the school include stainless plates and cutleries. All the items are locally produced in the country.