Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai on Monday flagged-off free feeding Programme for 1.8 million primary school pupils in the state.
The free feeding programme according to El-Rufai was the beginning of a different phase of the State Government’s project to expand access to education.
In his address at the occasion held at the Aliyu Makama Road Primary School, Barnawa area of Kaduna metropolis, El-Rufai said the launch of the programme which is to serve as a direct intervention in the health of the pupils, will also place the schools to promote education and nutrition among the pupils.
The governor admitted that his administration will not be surprised to hear about teething problems with the take-off of the feeding, he said the problems will be swiftly addressed with continuous improvement where necessary.
He said in executing the policy, perfection must not be allowed to be a restraint in doing the needful, adding that it is in the process of feeding the school children that the programme can be refined and perfected.