Ekiti State Government has distributed cooking items worth N110M to
Food Vendors involved in the Ekiti State Home Grown School Feeding
The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon. Femi Ajayi,
while distributing the items to the vendors in Ado-Ekiti, said that
the gesture was to assist the vendors in the preparation for the
school resumption next week.
Hon. Ajayi stated that the programme was one of the Social Investment
Programmes of Governor Kayode Fayemi in collaboration with the Federal
He affirmed that the programme, which is designed for primary 1 to 3
Classes, will improve the protein intake of the pupils, enhancing easy
assimilation in their studies and increase school enrollment.
He stated that since the inception of the programme, the children had
started encouraging their peers to join them in public schools,
leading to an increase in the enrollment of pupils in public primary
schools across the state.
Commissioner Ajayi, who sought for the support of the vendors in
cooking delicious food, warned that they should not in any way
compromise the objective of the programme as no excuse will be
entertained for their failure to deliver.
The Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof.
Francisca Aladejana, stated that Governor Fayemi loves the poor and
this has influenced his participation in the programme which started
in some states of the Federation over four years ago.
She also warned that the food should be prepared in a hygienic manner,
making use of a clean environment, clean water and taking into
consideration the fragile nature of the children and their low
immunity to diseases.
Earlier, the Special Adviser to Governor Fayemi on Home Grown School
Feeding, Hon. Adedamola Obanise, commended Governor Fayemi for
introducing the programme in Ekiti State.
He stated that about 1,300 vendors are involved in the programme with
the objective to increase the nutrition diets of the pupils, provide
job opportunities for local women and farmers as well as stimulate the
local economy among others.
Some of the beneficiaries of the programme which include Adelonge
Toyin (Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA), Omodara Margret (Ilejemeje LGA),
thanked the Governor for selecting them for the programme which has
positively imparted their lives.
Items distributed included Iron pots, medium warmers, small warmers,
Happy family bowls, Happy family drums, Aprons, Caps, Stainless spoons
as well as Stainless bowls