By BASHIR ADEFAKA
Both Emir of Borgu and Ejeh Ankpa IV laid emphasis on implementation, monitoring and evaluation reflecting the importance of ensuring that the program operates smoothly and achieves its intended objectives – Dr. Yetunde Adeniji.
The Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Barrister Mohammed Sani Dantoro, has lauded the current administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for its continued interest in the National Home Grown Feeding Programme for primary schools.
The Emir said the programme will increase pupils’ enrollment in schools significantly.
The Emir made the commendation on Friday while receiving the Senior Special Assistant to the President on School Feeding, Dr. Yetunde Adeniji, who paid a courtesy visit to him in his palace, according to a statement signed by Oyewumi Oyedokun of the SSA’s office, dated 18-11-2023 and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.
The Emir expressed his commitment to providing continuous support for the program initiated by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He, however, raised concerns regarding the challenges facing the school feeding program, emphasizing that effective implementation, monitoring, and evaluation were crucial for its sustainability.
The Emir highlighted the importance of meeting the expectations of the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr. President in the overall implementation of the school feeding program.
Ejeh Ankpa IV
According to the statement, “Additionally, Hon Dr. Yetunde Adeniji extended her visit to The Ejeh Ankpa IV, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmadu Yakubu.
“This visit underscored the present administration’s commitment to inclusivity and reaching out to diverse communities to ensure that all children, regardless of their backgrounds or disabilities, have access to nutritious meals and quality education.”
From the royal response of the Ejeh Ankpa, Mr. President’s commitment to end hunger and ensure the vulnerable children are catered for under the School Feeding program was expressed as thing of joy that is also commendable.
He, therefore, promised his unflinching support in achieving the success of the program.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Yetunde Adeniji, said the essence of the visit was to seek the monarchs’ support in deepening the federal government school feeding program.
She said both royal fathers emphasis on implementation, monitoring and evaluation reflected the importance of ensuring that the program operates smoothly and achieves its intended objectives.
By soliciting support from influential figures like the Emir of Borgu Kingdom and the Ejeh Ankpa IV, the Senior Special Assistant and her team are taking steps to strengthen the program and address any challenge it may face.