Home Grown School Feeding: Bauchi vendors warned against compromising standard

National Home Grown School Feeding Programme
National Home Grown School Feeding Programme

Doris Yashi, the Programme officer of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) in Bauchi State on Monday warned food vendors against compromising the feeding standard in the state.

Yashi gave the warning while addressing the food vendors during the revalidation of the programme  in Bauchi.

She said  that any erring vendors that compromised the standard of  the feeding process in any of the  public schools would be sanctioned.

“Any erring vendor that  fails to adhere to the proper or acceptable standard of the feeding process will be sanctioned and possibly suspended from the programme.

“Therefore, we are appealing to you people to be sincere while providing food for our children; they are our children ,they need the best from you.

“Having done wrong by feeding the children with substandard foods other than what was required will not go down  well with  the management,” she said.

She said that the programme would not be suspended as speculated by some people, adding that the programme is for Nigerians and everybody has equal opportunity to be a vendor.

Yashi said that the management team had gone round the  state to sensitise the vendors on the
revalidation of the programme and  on COVID-19 protocols.

Also speaking, Alhaji Abdul Isa, the monitoring and evaluation officer of the programme in Bauchi  State, said that the  revalidation was to determine  those vendors that might have died and those that married out of the state.

“We are supposed to capture those that are around and those  that are not around to make sure they are replaced with others,” he said.

He said that  the programme  was suspended because of the the outbreak  of COVID-19 pandemic, and that the  programme would resume probably next week.

Isa said  that no less than 3,131 public schools would benefit from it  with about 700 food vendors across the state.

He also warned the vendors against violating  the feeding process standard , saying serious actions would be taken  against any  erring vendor.

Isa advised the vendors not to fall prey to fraud or fraudulent officials ,urging them to report any suspected fraudulent  claims by any officials to the management  of the programme.

Earlier, Hajiya Rahina Tilde from the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, disabused the minds of the vendors over rumours that the programme would be taken away from them.

She also advised them to adhere to  COVID-19 protocols to safeguard the children and themselves. (NAN)

– Oct. 19 2020 @ 16:25 GMT |

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