The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education Dr. Aliyu Usman Tilde has on Monday disclosed that the Bauchi State government under Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has paid N421 million to school feeding scheme in the state.
Tilde stated that the state has introduced food monitors in boarding secondary schools to ensure quality food items to the schools.
The Commissioner noted that N4.2 million was recently generated as revenue collected from proprietors of private schools as their annual renewal and purchase of application forms.
“We achieved this feat through constant checking on the private schools’ obligations before clearance,”
He explained that the food monitor policy brought sanity to the feeding project, with students now enjoying quality meals.
“The Ministry engaged private marketers to supply foodstuffs to ensure efficient and maximum control on a regular supply of food to schools”.
Dr. Tilde added that the government recently engaged the services of the Amalgamated Bauchi Traders and Artisans Multipurpose Cooperative Union Ltd to handle supplies and delivery of food items to the schools.
“I commend their resilience and punctuality as their performance has changed the narratives for the better”.