The Benue State government has recruited about 3,344 vendors for its Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Governor Samuel Ortom stated this yesterday at launch of the programme at the LGEA Primary School in Wurukum.
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Benson Abounu, lauded President Mohammadu Buhari and his Vice Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for partnering the state.
He noted that the programme, targeted to benefit 5.5 million pupils across the country, will increase enrolment in public schools, improve their learning and health status.
According to him, N360 million will be disbursed to the cooks in the first phase of implementation, a situation which will create a multiplier effect. He added that the government had procured utensils and trained the women in preparation for the take-off of the programme.
Abounu urged the women to make judicious use of the opportunity given them for the success of the programme.