According to Mrs. Abimbola statement, saying that the programme aimed was to increase local agricultural production,improve household and create jobs opportunity.
Her statement reads in part , ”It is very important for state governments to understand the framework and guidelines for the programmes to be successful.
“The programme will serve as a motivation that will encourage children enrolment in school in spite of the level of poverty and hunger.
“The objective of the programmes is to produce food locally within the community for children to feed. It will encourage our farmers to produce food for consumption,” she said.
She adviced the state government to suppot the programme by setting up a policy framework for the esablishment of the programme in the state.
While Mrs Afiniki Dauda,the Special Adviser to Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello on Empowerment and Social Protection, asked the state stakeholders to support the programme for efficiency.
Mrs. Duadu stated:“We cannot afford to fail like other states that started the programme and stopped in the process. We need stakeholders support. All Council Chairmen and stakeholders should ensure proper monitoring of the programme in their domain,”