The Federal Government disclosed that it has held discussions with the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Nigeria, Salem Saeed Alshamsi, and Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State, to seek support for its school feeding programme.
This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Tinubu on School Feeding, Dr. Yetunde Adeniji.
The development is coming barely one week after the FG announced its proposed plan to feed 100,000 displaced children in the North.
Adeniji disclosed in Wednesday’s statement that her delegation met with the UAE ambassador and the governor at the 52nd United Arab Emirates National Day celebration held in Abuja on Monday.
She also affirmed that both men had expressed their willingness to give total support for the humanitarian cause being championed by the Federal Government.
The statement partly read, “We met with His Excellency Salem Saeed Alshamsi Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates alongside the Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani and the North Central Woman Leader of the APC, Princess Zara Audu on the occasion of the 52nd United Arab Emirates National Day.
“We are happy to say the Kaduna State Government is ready to assist the programme (school feeding) in every way possible. The governor takes great pride in the programme saying Kaduna was one of the best states designated for such a programme. They pride themselves and want to continue to be the best in line with our school feeding programme.
“Just like the Governor, the ambassador started by commending the school feeding programme as well as the SSA for taking the bold step of reaching out to stakeholders. He also commended the President Bola Tinubu-led administration for the initiative taken so far to address many challenges facing the country.”