School feeding: LG Coordinator, 10 cooks sacked for alleged fraud

School feeding: LG Coordinator, 10 cooks sacked for alleged fraud

A Local Government Coordinator and ten other cooks for the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme have been sacked for alleged fraud in Jigawa State. The State Focal Person Social Intervention Programme, Bala Usman Chamo, announced their dismissal on behalf the Federal Government Social Intervention Programme. He spoke while briefing newsmen at the official flag

A Local Government Coordinator and ten other cooks for the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme have been sacked for alleged fraud in Jigawa State.

The State Focal Person Social Intervention Programme, Bala Usman Chamo, announced their dismissal on behalf the Federal Government Social Intervention Programme.

JIGAWA STATE GOVERNOR, MUHAMMAD BADARU ABUBAKAR

He spoke while briefing newsmen at the official flag off the distribution of stainless eating bowls and spoons for the programme.

Chamo, explained that after the implementation of National Home Grown School Feeding Program in Jigawa State within the last four-year tenure, the number of enrollment of pupils has increased by 35% in Jigawa State.

The Focal Person said Jigawa State Government is spending 65,205,100 monthly to compliment the Federal government efforts.

Jigawa State Government decided to compliment the federal government feeding program of class 1 to 3 pupils through monthly contribution of over 65m to feed the remaining pupils of class 4 to 6,” he stated.

The SIP state focal person said the National Home Grown School Feeding Program aimed at reducing malnutrition among school aged pupils, increase enrolment and retention of the pupils in primary schools, and create job and other economic impact on women and farmers.

A CROSS SESSION OF STUDENTS EATING THEIR MEAL AFTER THE LAUCH OF SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME IN JIGAWA STATE

He expressed his dismay over the attitudes of some local government focal persons and cooks for sabotaging the governments efforts through diversion of the funds for their personal programme.

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“So far, we have disengaged one Laval government focal person and ten cooks for violation of the program guidelines”.

Chamo also appealed to the Citizens of the State to track, monitor and report anybody violating the programme guidelines.

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