As the Ondo state government begins the implementation of the Federal Government school feeding programme, stakeholders have expressed confidence that the programme would justify the purpose for which it was created.
The Hope correspondent who monitored the programme yesterday reported that there is hope that the programme would become a reference point in the history of the state.
At St. Luke's Anglican Primary School, Idi-Agba titun , Akure the Ondo state capital, St. Paul's Anglican Church , Idi-Agba titun as well as Sacred Heart Primary School, all in Akure, the monitoring team was able to inspect the degree of compliance with the standards set for the cooks.
The Programme which commenced on Monday is targeted at 110,000 pupils across the three senatorial districts of the state.
Some of the 1,500 cooks that have been medically certified were seen carrying out their responsibility of serving the pupils.
Speaking with newsmen, the Special Adviser to Ondo state governor on Public and intergovernmental affairs, Mrs Bunmi Ademosun who was represented by permanent secretary in the unit, Mrs Tope Ojolo expressed happiness at the degree of success achieved so far and assured that all structures that would ensure the success of the programme had been put in place.
The school feeding programme which is also aimed at reducing poverty is kicking off with pupils from primary 1-3.
Mrs Florence Abiwonninu who is the head teacher of St Luke's Anglican Church , Idi-Agba titun expressed happiness that it has been a great intervention to the pupils.
She said the teachers and parents have been appreciating a programe that is not only novel but also refreshing.
Similarly, a pupil , Kehinde Alarapon of Sacred heart pry school, Akure prayed for the sponsors of the programme for making the young ones feel the impact of government