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FG to deworm 10 million primary school students – Minister

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The federal government will deworm ten million primary school students who are participating in the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSF).

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Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.

The deworming will be carried out by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development in an effort to improve the health of the students.

The minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, made the announcement on Wednesday in Kano at the beginning of a training of trainers for the national deworming and school feeding program.

The procedure, according to Ms. Umar-Farouq, would be carried out in coordination with the Federal Ministry of Health.

She was represented by Muhammad Nasiru-Mahmud, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on the National Social Investment Program (NSIP).

Ms. Umar-Farouq pointed out that Mr. Buhari proposed the NSIP, which included the NHGSF, in order to increase enrollment in school and improve nutrition.

“The program is feeding more than 10 million kids countrywide. Kano State is home to more than 1.2 million of them.

The necessity to deworm them arises from the fact that, regardless of how you feed the kids, if they have worms, they will share the food with the worms.

The program’s coordinator in Kano State, Baba Aminu-Zubairu, stated in his remarks that the state government has started its own school feeding program for students in basic four through primary six.

He observed that the free and mandatory education policy of the state government had been successful in increasing student enrollment thanks to the school food program.

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“According to a recent census, there has been a rise of over 700,000 students in the state, bringing the total to almost two million,” Mr. Aminu-Zubairu stated.

(NAN)

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