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FG Asks DSS, EFCC, ICPC, Others To Monitor Contractors Handling School Feeding Task

Just of recent times the Federal Government has asked 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 assist in monitoring the contractors involved in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, which is expected to commence across the country beginning with Abuja, this Thursday.

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 emphasized that the programme is 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 report on Tuesday morning, also revealed that more than 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.

The government specifically made it known that parents or caregivers of beneficiaries will as well get what is known as “Take-Home Rations” on behalf of the 3,131,971 households to be assisted by the intervention programme.

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