The school feeding programme is a government-led initiative that uses farm produce locally grown to feed pupils in primary schools across the country.
The federal government created the programme to nourish pupils to boost their intelligence capability in learning.
But reports say there are places where pupils did not get the required proportion of food given to them.
The federal government re-launched the programme at the national level, purposely to address the 40% of all school children that go to school hungry and encourage participation from over 10 million out of school children, apart from the existing Kano state school feeding under the monitoring of Kano state Community promotion Council (CPC).
But the initiatives seem problematic in some areas of Takai local government area Kano state because residents of those communities decried the situation that their children are facing regarding school feeding programme piloted by the federal government in collaboration with the Kano state government.
The corruption aspect of the project is there in many rural areas, which defeated the essence of initiating the programme.
Some pupils interviewed in Fuloti primary school in Daushanga and Kogo narrate their situation, which they said it is hard for them to get the food as required.
“In some times we do get the food on the schedule days, but not as it’s supposed to be; hardly anyone of us will get a share of food that will satisfy him.
“We do give egg because it’s one of the important elements of body building food to children of our age, but normally one is given to two or three groups of pupils to bisect it”, students bear their mind.
One of the suppliers who want his name to remain anonymous said the situation is deteriorating because the food given to the students is not sufficient, so also it is quality.
He added that this is a situation that cannot fight for, as it goes beyond their control.
A teacher from Fuloti primary school in Daushanga and some who did not want their name to be published in Kogo primary school confirmed the challenge that crippled the government’s effort in the project.
Chairman Kano State Community Promotion Council and Vice Chairman Takai local government Malam Tanko Ja’afaru denied the situation, saying that they are feeding the pupils as directed by the council to make sure any children are free from hunger during schools hours.
But the situation is not so during our visit to some schools of the Takai local government in Kano.
Reacting to the challenge, however, Chairman Kano state Community promotion Council (CPC), Alhaji Ya’u Abdullahi ‘Yan Shana, said, majorly problems arise from vendors during opening an account with which they funded to start the exercise.
“To my knowledge, many vendors don’t have the requirement to open for Bank account, as many cannot withdraw when money is sent to their accounts.
“That’s why normally our officials in rural areas tried their best to assist them, for the project to move as it’s expected”.
‘Yan Shana then appealed to those who get their funding to do the exercise diligently to improve the situation.