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Determined to boost the standards and put in place a conducive learning program in his state, Kaduna state government has disclosed that it spends about N4billion annually on school feeding

This is as it also stated that the feeding cost per child has recently been increased from N540 to N700, adding that the governors gesture has similarly led to an increase in school enrollments in the state

The Special Assistant to Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state on School Feeding, Dr. Fauziya Buhari Ado, who made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, stated that no fewer than 25,000 students in 51 boarding schools across the 23 local government areas of the stay benefit from the programme since the feeding cost was improved from N540 naira per child per day to N700 naira per child per day, translating to about N4 billion annually.

She said the initiative which has significantly boosted school enrollment and daily attendance rates have stimulated local economies by sourcing food from local farmers and vendors, thereby providing them with a stable market and contributing to economic growth within the state.

Reiterating her resolve to ensure compliance with menu guidelines, food quality, quantity, hygiene standards, and timely service delivery, she remarked that the state government have been saved millions of naira due to verification of the beneficiaries of the programme in an open and transparent manner.

She further added that the success of the school feeding programme stands as a testament to Governor Sani’s vision and dedication to the well-being of the people of Kaduna State.

Underlining the essence of the programme, she noted: “In these challenging times, our schools have become beacons of hope and safety for our children. The school feeding programme has relieved parents of the burden of providing for their children’s basic needs, ensuring that no child goes to school on empty stomach.

“This act alone sends a powerful signal that Kaduna State stands as one, united people. Our children come from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, yet they thrive as one, sleeping together, eating together, and studying together with no differences.

“This unity is the cornerstone of our strength as a state, and it is exemplified through initiatives like the school feeding programme.

“Furthermore, the economic impact of the school feeding programme cannot be overlooked. It has not only created opportunities for local food vendors and suppliers but has also stimulated growth in our local economies.

“Kaduna State stands tall amongst all states, as we proudly boast of providing free meals to our future leaders. This translates to about 20 million free meals served yearlyā€¯, she concluded.

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