Bauchi Gov’t commence food palliative distribution to 28 Boarding, Tsangaya Schools.

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Permanent Secretary Min of Education Ali Babayo handing over the food palliative to benefitting schools.

By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.

As part of measures to cushion the economic hardship being faced, Bauchi State Government has commenced distribution of Food Palliative to Boarding and Integrated Qur’anic Tsangaya Schools across the state.

The State Commissioner of Education Dr Jamila Dahiru who stated this at the start of the distribution exercise at Government Girls College Bauchi said the food commodities were provided by the State Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

Dr Jamila Dahiru represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alhaji Ali Babayo said the present administration acknowledged the global trend of economic downturn and deemed it fit to extend the allocation of food palliative to boarding schools.

The Food Palliative ready for distribution to Boarding and Integrated Qur’anic Tsangaya Schools across Bauchi state.

“Items allocated for distribution include 312 bags of Sorghum, 275 bags of Maize, and 115 bags of Millet for 8261 students across 28 schools”, Dr Jamila itemises.

While appreciating Governor Bala Mohammed for the gesture, the Commissioner thanked Security Agencies especially the EFCC for working to ensure that the commodities were delivered safely without diversion.

Cross section of Students from some of the benefitting schools.

“I want to use this medium to appreciate security agencies especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC for ensuring that the commodities were delivered safely without diversion”, She remarks.

Earlier, the Director School Services in the ministry Malama Fatima Musa who said the allocation were done based on students’ population across the benefitting schools, called on the Principals to ensure judicious utilisation of the items.

Speaking on behalf of the School Managers, the State President All Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools ANCOPSS, Comrade Rabiu Shehu said the food palliative to schools is timely, and assured to utilise the items for the benefit of students.

The 28 benefitting schools with a cumulative student population of 8261, were allocated 312 bags of Sorghum, 275 bags of Maize and 115 bags of Millet.

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