The Federal Government Social intervention Program has wielded the big stick over an alleged fraud involving officials handling the National Home Grown School Feeding Program in Jigawa State.
According to State Focal Person, Social Intervention Program, Bala Usman Chamo, the local government coordinator and ten other cooks have been dismissed over allegations of fraud.
While speaking with newsmen on Thursday, during the official flag off for the distribution of stainless eating bowls and spoons for the program, Chamo expressed his dismay over the attitudes of some local government focal persons and cooks for sabotaging the governments efforts through diversion of funds for their personal use.
“So far, we have disengaged one Local government focal person and ten cooks for violation of the program guidelines.
He also appealed to the citizens of the state to track, monitor and report anybody violating the program guidelines by diverting funds for personal use.
Chamo also added that the Jigawa State Government is spending 65,205,100 monthly to compliment the Federal government efforts.
“Jigawa State Government decided to compliment the federal government feeding program of class 1 to 3 pupils through monthly contribution of over 65m to feed the remaining pupils of class 4 to 6,” he stated.