The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has commenced the assessment of the progress of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programmes in Abuja.
Speaking at the orientation exercise for the staff of the Ministry,on behalf of the Minister, the National Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programme Dr. Umar B. Bindir said that,” if we are to access the progress of this programme we need numbers, real data, that will identify the cooks, every child, number of schools and capture data and analyse”.
According to him, the National Home Grown Grown School Feeding Programme has increased school enrollment, healthy well being and better performance of the pupils in school.
He said that the Ministry must assure Nigerians that it has capacity to uproot the problem of poverty in Nigeria and other attendant problem associated with poverty.
He urged the staff to support one of the clusters of the National Social Investment Programme to achieve the goal of the enumeration exercise.
The representative of the Permanent Secretary Alhaji Ali Grema, Director Humanitarian Affairs said, ” the programme will create an avenue for better programme planning, create room for to enlistment of more beneficiaries, foster accountability in line with established practices and judicious use of resources”.
He charged the staff present to conduct themselves as the eyes and mouth piece of the Ministry and convey it’s objectives. He added that, they are to conduct themselves with utmost dignity as civil servants as they carry out the assignment successfully.
22nd June, 2021