Gombe Governor expresses satisfaction with Federal Government social Intervention Programmes.

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has pledge administration’s commitment to supporting all projects initiated by the Federal Government aimed at Fighting Poverty and Unemployment among Nigerians.

Governor Yahaya made the commitment at the official hand over 5,000 feeding Utensils for the Home Grown School Feeding Programme by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social investment held at Hassan Central Primary School Gombe.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Governor Yahaya noted that, the APC led Federal Government has taken practicable measures to ensure social protection and Poverty alleviation strategies which seeks to raise School enrollment, School nutrition and boost local economic activities across the Communities in the Country.

The Governor Commended President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social investment and the National Co-ordinator for working tirelessly towards actualizing the lofty initiatives to free the People from object Poverty and literacy.

He assured that the State Government will do everything humanly possible to ensure that the challenges facing the successful implementation of the programme in the State are identified and addressed.

The representative of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social investment who doubles as the National Co-ordinator Social investment Programme, Dr Umar Buba Bindir said the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme is one of the Federal Government initiatives aimed at improving literacy among the populace.

He explained that the School Feeding Programme is mainly designed to address Poverty through Collaboration between the State and the Federal Government.

Dr ,Bindir said the Federal Government has since the inception of the program, over 1,234 Schools enrolled, with 228,046 Children being feed using the service of 3073 Cooks.

Bindir also disclosed that, total investment of the Federal Government on all these sectors amount to N 320, 104,400 monthly, stating that on the entire National Home Grown School Feeding, the sum of 4.5 billion Naira has been expended in the state.

In her remarks, the State Focal Person of the Programme and Special Advisers on Social investment Hajiya Dijatu Bappa appreciated the Federal Government for the Programme which she said has greatly improved School enrollment in the the State in addition to enhancing the economic wellbeing of the Pupils and the Food Vendors.

Similarly the Governor has urged Participants at a four day skills and enterprenuership development training for mobile Money Agents North East holding at the Gombe State University, to remain focus while the training lasted.

Represented by the SSG Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi said the Programme which is aimed at improving the Financial inclusion was an initiatives of the Federal Government to create employment for the teeming Youths in the Country.

He said it was the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari to bequeath a Nigeria where it working population will gainfully employed thereby reducing poverty in the State.

The representative of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social investment and Co-ordinator of the Programme Dr, Umar Bindir said the Programme is expected to trained and registered and supported with stater packs and N20,000 to operate mobile services in their respective Communities.

Joshua Danmalam
Information Officer SSGs office.
27/10/21

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