National Orientation Agency in Bauchi trains staff on enumeration for home-grown school feeding programme

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Bauchi State NOA Director, Nuru Yusuf Kobi

Staff of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) drawn from the twenty Local Government Areas of Bauchi State have been cautioned to be up and doing in sensitizing people on the forthcoming enumeration exercise of beneficiaries of the National home grown school feeding programme.

Nuru Yusuf Kobi, the NOA state Director gave the warning on Thursday in his office in Bauchi while having an in house training for the staff of the agency in view of the programme.

He maintained that the bulk of the work lies on the agency especially at the local level where aggressive campaign is critical to advancing the objectives of the programme warning that each of them must take responsibility as they are being monitored,

“As I have told you, we are monitoring everybody, we are monitoring what is happening at the local government level, as foot soldiers of the Agency a lot of things is expected of you”

Kobi insisted that every local government must be productive as anyone that played with such important National assignment will be held accountable for his or her local government.

He added that staff should seek the collaboration of all stakeholders at their respective local levels and carry out the sensitisation at market places, motor parks, paid advocacy visit to religious places and traditional lenders for effective result.

He harped on the importance of the programme anchored on providing an authentic data of all beneficiaries of the National home grown school feeding programme which will guide the Federal Government in allocation of resources and future planning that will optimally serve the purpose.

He said, “The enumeration will help the Federal Government to know exactly how many pupils are being fed through this programme, cooks in all participating schools, and other stakeholders.

“The exercise is also meant to know the level of increment in enrolment, sustain it to help alleviate hunger and keep the 441,059 pupils from about 3,399 primary schools across Bauchi State who may want to leave to stay with heavy stomach till at least noon when they will officially dismiss and continue to provide employment to 7,487 cooks/vendors”.

Kobi added that it is a commendable initiative from the Federal government that need all stakeholders involved to take seriously to achieve the core objectives.

The NOA state Director said the Agency is poised to fully engage it’s sixty three staff and quite over three thousand WAI Brigade volunteers in the State to make Bauchi a reference place to other thirty four states participating from across the country.

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