Katsina parents to save N41m daily or N820m monthly from FG’s school feeding program

Special Adviser to Governor Bello Masari on Social interventions, Alhaji Abdulkadir Nasir, said parents whose children are attending basic education schools in Katsina would save N41m daily or N820m monthly from the homegrown school feeding program introduced by the Federal Government under the National Social Intervention Programme (NSIP).

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 added that the programme is expected to cover 2,777 schools in the state.

Indeed, 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

The 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, represented by a Deputy Director in the Ministry, Bala Mohammed, 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.

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