The federal government has requested the Department of State Service, DSS, Economic, and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB as well as civil society and non-governmental organizations to help monitor contractors engaged in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, expected to started across the country beginning with Abuja, this Thurs day.
This came even as it said it had set up what it called “Field personnel and monitoring teams” to move to all areas affected by the exercise to monitor compliance to its guidelines by people it engaged for the programme.
The government explained that the programme expected to benefit a total of 3.1 million households in the country will see the affected beneficiaries receive uncooked food items that have been assessed and approved by nutrition experts as adequate for the benefiting children.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in a release Tuesday morning, also disclosed that over 6,000 schools will serve as distribution centres for clusters of communities except in some states with unique security and safety issues where other structures will be used.
It particularly said parents or caregivers of beneficiaries will collect what it called “Take-Home Rations” on behalf of the 3,131,971 households to be impacted by the intervention programme.