FG complains on Cholera outbreak
The Federal Government has charged food vendors of the national home grown school feeding program to ensure the quality and hygiene of the food.
Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, made the call during the flag-off of the enumeration of pupils enrolled into the school feeding program held at Fagoji and Shuwarin LIP primary schools in Jigawa State.
This is coming at the time some states were affected by the cholera outbreak which resulted in the loss of many lives.
Represented by Assistant Director of Finance in the ministry, Badayi Mukhatar, the minister said the call became necessary looking at the situation in Jigawa and other states suffering from the disease.
He charged all the food vendors to be extra careful about the hygiene of the food and water given to the pupil.
Batayi explained that, under the program about 641,295 pupils were enrolled across the 27 local government areas in Jigawa State.
He said also about 5,024 cook vendoors were also engaged in the program.
The program is aimed at increasing school attendance habits among children, reducing unemployment and to boost the economy in the country.
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