The Kaduna State Government has sacked two senior education officials and suspended two others for diverting food meant for the feeding of primary school pupils.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Kaduna State, Dr Shehu Adamu at a news briefing in Kaduna disclosed how they had circumvented laid down procedures of the government’s Schools Feeding Programme, which commenced in January. Below is how the commissioner explained the situation at hand.
“A School Support Officer in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA), Ibrahim Abdullahi has been sacked for supplying oranges and biscuits meant for school pupils to a fruits vendor in Birning Gwari to sell for him.
“Also, the Headmaster of L.E.A Labi, in Karji, Kubau LGA was also sacked for collecting bribe from a vendor who received government money but did not cook. “Instead of returning the money she shared it with the headmaster.
“We have also received a report that the Headmaster of Nuhu Bamali Primary School in Kaduna South LGA loaded his car with pupils’ oranges and drove out. The headmaster has been suspended until investigation is concluded and if found guilty, he will also be sacked.
The police is also investigating the Headmaster of Nomadic Fulani School in Ricifa, Soba LGA for inflating the number of pupils in the school. He is also suspended and would be sacked if found guilty,” Adamu said.