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Published On: Thu, Mar 15th, 2018

School feeding commences in Gombe with 286,000 pupils

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From David Hassan Gombe

The Federal Government National Home Grown School Feeding programme has kicked off with 286, 000 pupils in Gombe state.
The Focal Person Gombe State Social Investment Project, Hajiya Maryam IsahMele disclosed this yesterday in Gombe during the official flagging off of the programme.
She said that, the programme was part of the 500 billion Naira funded social investment programme announced by the Federal Government to tackle poverty and improve the health and education of children in the country.
Hajiya Maryam said that in Gombe state vendors have been sufficiently trained on health, sanitation and hygiene program before implementation in the state.
“A total of 197 million Naira was paid to 2,809 duly verified vendors to provide services to 286,000 pupils at 70 naira each.
“ The vendors are to cook meals using a timetable agreed by stakeholders in the programme while ensuring that the budget is pocket friendly, an aggregating system will ensure provision of food products at discounted prices to ensure equality, standard and compliance with unnecessary price increase in the market”, Hajiya Maryam said.
Also speaking the wife of the State Governor, HajiyaAdama Dankwambo commended the Federal Government for the imitative the programme.
“It is a known fact that education is the bedrock of any development and to be able to attain the standard of education required we must be able to surmount all obstacles militating against education.
“I believe this historic event is one of such areas where milestone efforts and result will be achieved in our quest for educational development,” the First Lady said.

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