A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairmanship hopeful in Kaduna State, Hon. Yohanna AllahMagani has said that the school feeding programme introduced by Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad Elrufai is a waste of time.
Speaking with journalists in his office on Sunday, April 24, 2016, AllahMagani, who described El-rufai's primary school feeding plan as a misadventure, added that it has no impact and bearing to the Kaduna State citizens.
“Even with the El-rufai's school feeding, my father still feeds his children. It is unfortunate that about 400,000 are spent in a ward to feed primary pupils while the conditions of those schools have not been improved upon” AllahMagani said.
“Visit some of this schools you will see that out of nine teachers we have before, only two or three you will see now. Nobody is thinking of replacing them rather what we're faced with now is a situation where people are thinking on how to sack the few teachers,” he added.
According to him "If government where to channel small percentage of that money to recruitment of teachers and another small percentage to the rehabilitation of class rooms, tables desk and other items will help boost the educational system of the State."
The PDP Chairmanship aspirant in Kaduna State, Allahmagani noted that rather than continuing with the School feeding programme, said Elrufai should have given fertilizer to the parents to boost their agricultural production.
"If my father have 3 bags of fertilizer his income and harvest is going to double by next year. These are some of the credible issues that the government needs to address but what we are faced with today is unfortunate,” AllahMagani added.