The newly engaged food vendors under the Homegrown School Feeding Programme in Ogun State, have been charged to maintain clean environment and ensure they feed the children with stipulated meals.
The Programme Manager, Ogun Meal, Mrs. Tinuola Shopeju, gave the charge during a monitoring and interactive tour to vendors in the three Senatorial Districts of the State.
Shopeju said it was imperative to get the new food vendors acquainted with the rules and conduct of the scheme and also to explain the modalities of the programme to them, in order to meet up with the standard, set by of the State government.
‘’Children are important to the overall achievement of any government’s sustainable development goal, therefore, issues pertaining to their welfare should not be handled with levity. The State government deemed it necessary that newly recruited food vendors are groomed to attain the set standard of the State government’’, Shopeju said.
In her remark, State Operation Officer, Ogun Meal, Mrs. Mopelola Osolukoya, urged the vendors not to see the programme as a national cake, advising them to be diligent, neat and committed to their responsibilities.
In separate interviews, beneficiaries of the programme, Mrs. Grace Johnson, said the exercise was worthwhile, as it was designed to prepare them for better service delivery, while Mrs. Safiriyu Monsida, expressed delight to be part of the programme which has given her a means of livelihood.
Press Officer, HGSFP