Federal Government has concluded arrangements to carry out physical enumeration of children benefitting from the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme across the country..
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk stated this at a Stakeholders meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State in Government House Lafia the state capital.
Hajiya Sadiya Farouk represented by the Technical Advisor in the ministry, Mallam Abdullahi Usman said the intention of the exercise was to attach names to faces through physical verification with a view to ascertain the authentic number of all the children benefitting from the programme.
Hajiya Sadiya Farouk stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the ministry to scale up the number of beneficiaries to reach five million by 2023 in addition to nine million school children currently in the programme.
Governor Abdullahi Sule while commending the federal government for the initiative said the programme had recorded significant success in addressing poverty, malnutrition and economic empowerment.G
overnor Abdullahi Sule further stated that the state government would continue to provide the necessary support to ensure more children from the state continue to benefit from the programme.