•Dr Yetunde Adeniji and her team with the Emir of Borgu, Dr Mohammed Sani Dantoro in his palace
BORGU (Sundiata Post) – The Emir of Borgu kingdom, Dr. Mohammed Sani Dantoro, has commended the Federal Government for its continued interest in the National Home Grown Feeding Programme for primary schools.
The Emir said the programme will increase pupils’ enrollment in schools significantly.
The Emir made the commendation on Friday while receiving the Senior Special Assistant to the President on School Feeding, Dr. Yetunde Adeniji, who paid a courtesy visit to him in his palace.
The Emir expressed his commitment to providing continuous support for the program initiated by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He, however, raised concerns regarding the challenges facing the school feeding program, emphasising that effective implementation, monitoring, and evaluation are crucial for its sustainability.
The Emir highlighted the importance of meeting the expectations of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu in the overall implementation of the school feeding programme.
Additionally, Dr. Yetunde Adeniji extended her visit to The Ejeh Ankpa IV, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Yakubu.
The monarch expressed joy in President Tinubu’s commitment to end hunger and ensure the vulnerable children are catered for under the school feeding programme
He therefore promised his unflinching support in achieving the success of the programme.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Adeniji said visit underscored the present administration’s commitment to inclusivity and reaching out to diverse communities to ensure that all children, regardless of their backgrounds or disabilities, have access to nutritious meals and quality education.
She said the essence of the visit was to seek the monarchs’ support in deepening the Federal Government school feeding programme.
She said both royal fathers’ emphasis on implementation, monitoring, and evaluation reflects the importance of ensuring that the programme operates smoothly and achieves its intended objectives.