The Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Federal government has been applauded for improving healthy living and enrolment of more pupils in the public primary schools in Ogun State.
The Olu of Itori, Oba Abdul Fatai Akamo, gave the thump up when the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme Team (NHGSFP) paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State.
Enumerating the benefits of the programme, the Monarch said it serves as a platform for the vulnerable children in the society to be provided with nutritious food, which had resulted to increase in their attendance and activeness in academic activities.
In his remark, the National Project Coordinator, Mr. Dotun Adebayo, attributed the success recorded to the support of the State government, adding that Ogun State was a force to be reckoned with among comity of states in the country.
‘’The programme has fulfilled its objectives of boosting the economy, whereby food were sourced locally, farmers, food vendors, transporters, market women and the pupils are all benefiting from the programme’’, he said.
Speaking earlier, the State Programme Manager, HGSFP, Mrs. Tinuola Shopeju, said over 3,000 food vendors have been engaged for the programme and this has helped in reducing poverty and contribute to the welfare and development of women in the State.