Dr. Yetunde Adeniji, the Senior Special Assistant on School Feeding to the President, revealed the Federal Government’s plan to provide meals for 100,000 displaced children in the North. During a visit, Adeniji discussed this initiative with the Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Mohammed Dantoro, and Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, seeking their support.
The presidential adviser explained that the government aims to commence the food program with 5,000 displaced children and gradually expand it to 100,000. The Emir expressed commitment to supporting the program, emphasizing the need for effective implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for sustainability.
During a meeting with the Nasarawa State Governor, Adeniji received assurance of the state government’s support for the school feeding program. The governor acknowledged the potential of the program to bring reforms and expressed support for incorporating Almajiri children, aiming to uplift them from the streets.
The delegation also met with Aliyu Tijani, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons. Discussions focused on fostering collaboration to address school feeding issues for various groups, including IDPs, Almajiris, and individuals with disabilities.