Secretary to Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.

 By George Daniya 

Niger State Government says it will continue to support the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Government.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alh Ahmed Ibrahim Matane during the national level exchange and sharing meeting of the Social Investment Office across six states of geopolitical zones of the country held at the Justice Idris Legbo International Conference Centre, Minna, yesterday.

Alh Matane said that the programme has been successful because of the huge support from the communities, farmers and cooporation from the school.

He commended the national team for choosing Niger State for the programme and urged the participants to be active at the course of their deliberations.

The National Programme Manager, Mrs Abimbola Adesanmi said that about 9.9m pupils were being fed in 56,000 public schools across the country and that 150, 000 farmers have been engaged.

She commended the Niger State for taking the lead in the school feeding programme.

The focal person of the programme in the state, Barr Amina Musa Gwar said that the National Home Grown School Feeding in Niger State has created 14, 000 direct jobs and 1,000 indirect jobs.

Barr. Amina said the programme feeds over 3,000 pupils in public schools in the state.

Amongst their challenges she said was monitoring of the food vendors across the 25 local governments in the state.