Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs trains Yobe state Food Vendors under National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGDFP)

By Alkasim Bala

The federal ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has organised training for food vendors in Yobe state under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) to ensure quality service delivery in line with best health practices.

The food vendors selected from the 17 local government areas of Yobe State would be trained on documentation, hygiene and menu standardization.

In a presentation at the one day training programme for the food vendors and cooks under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme held at Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, the team leader to Yobe state, Hajiya Salamatu Maidurimi said the training was meant to ensure safe and hygienic environment in addition to promoting kitchen portion control among others.

Hajiya Salamatu Maidurimi explained that the thirty four food vendors and cooks selected from the 17 local government areas were expected to step down the experience acquired to at least twenty other food vendors and cooks at their local government areas.

Declaring the training open, Governor Mai Mala Buni represented by the permanent secretary of the Yobe state Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Alhaji Isa Bukar commended the federal government for the training adding that education remains the top priority of his administration.

Governor Mai Mala Buni restated his administration’s commitment to continue collaborating with the federal government on the NHGSFP for optimum results.

The resource person at the event Dr. Ibrahim Babale Gashu’a of the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu bequeathed the participants with hygiene, application of vegetable and recipe ingredients with a view to prevent transmission of communicable diseases among the school pupils benefitting from National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

Some of the participants Aisha Hussaini Tunja and Maryam Muhammed said the training would help them in carrying out their assigned responsibilities.

Two hundred and fifteen cooks and one hundred and six thousand seven hundred and ninety four pupils are benefitting from the programme in Yobe state.

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