By Augustine Okezie, Katsina
Abuja – Parents whose children are attending basic education schools in Katsina are expected to save N41m daily or N820m monthly from the homegrown school feeding program introduced by the Federal Government under the National Social Intervention Programme (NSIP).
Special Adviser to Governor Bello Masari on Social interventions, Alhaji Abdulkadir Nasir, stated this at the Government House Katsina during the inauguration of the committee for the enumeration of primary school pupils in classes 1 to 3 for the homegrown school feeding programme.
He said the programme, which is designed for 834,000 pupils in the state, has 10667 food vendors deployed to cook plus 2 aggregators.
He further maintained that the programme is expected to cover 2,777 schools in the state.
Governor Masari commended President Muhammadu Buhari for having impacted positively and ensuring social parity amongst the poorest of the poor Nigerians.
He further noted the Buhari’s administration has ensured social inclusiveness and a stable social security network through NSIP and other policies
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajia Saadiya Umar Farouk said four unique clusters were integrated to provide maximum impact in the implementation of the NSIP.
Hajia Farouk, who was represented by a Deputy Director in the Ministry, Bala Mohammed, further described the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program, NHGSFP, as a broad-based intervention to drive school enrollment, boost the nutrition of the pupils, support local production of food and encourage employment and income generation.