1.2 million pupils enroll in School feeding programme in Kano

No fewer than 1.2 million pupils were enrolled into the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme in Kano State.

A Focal Person, National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP), Mr Baba Zubairu made the disclosure at the distribution of engagement letters and tablets to some Trained Independent Monitors in Kano on Tuesday.

He disclosed that a total of 119,000 households were registered under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme where each of the identified poor households received N5,000 monthly.

He added that Kano State has the highest number of N-Power beneficiaries across the country.

He said that all such programmes were introduced to actualise the vision of the President Muhammadu Buhari of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

In his remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Mr Bashir Alkali, said that President Buhari initiated the N-SIP in 2016 as part of measures to lift citizens out of poverty.

Alkaki said that would be achieved through job creation via programmes like N-Power, National Homegrown Feeding Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer and Government Enterprises and Empowerment Programmes.

According to him, each independent monitor was expected to monitor the programme in his/her local government and report to the ministry.

He revealed that the independent monitors would be given N30,000 monthly stipend as a way of boosting their morale.

“The devices to be used for monitoring were made in the country, and the monitoring application was designed by an indigenous company.

In his remark, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, commended the ministry for its efforts to improve the living condition of Nigerians.

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