The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has reached out to 1,475 primary schools in Zamfara state in its enlightenment campaign, over the ongoing enumeration exercise, of the National Home Grown Feeding Programme.

Zamfara State Director of the Agency, Alhaji Salihu Abdullahi stated this at the validation exercise of the programme held at the Janyau Model Primary School, in Gusau.

According to him,the exercise was carried out by the officials from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

He said, they distributed over 250,000 forms for enumeration exercise across the 1,475 primary schools, in the 14 Local Government Areas of the state.

“We have successfully reached out to stakeholders, including traditional rulers, community and religious leaders, parents and guardians on the importance of the enumeration exercise,” he explained.

The NOA Director noted that from inception of the programme to date, Nigeria had witnessed significant increase in pupil enrollment into schools, from primary one to primary three.

According to him, the Programme had recorded tremendous success not only in Zamfara, but all over the country adding that, children are given quality and nutriticious food which encourage them to come to schools

In his remarks, the Assistant Legal Adviser of the Ministry, Malam Ibrahim Modibbo said the validation exercise was aimed at addressing identified challenges in the programme.

He called for continued support from all stakeholders in the state for the success of the exercise.

SANI HARUNA, Zamfara