‘My Food Bank’ programme inaugurates branch in Plateau

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My Food Bank, a national programme introduced to address the challenge of hunger in the country has inaugurated a branch in Jos, Plateau state.

The the initiative was inaugurated nationally by President Mohammadu Buhari, in December 2018.

Mr. Ali Maina, the National President of the Programme, said the initiative was aimed at tackling food insecurity in the country.

Represented by Mr. Ahmed Tijani, the Director, Special Project of the programme said that the initiative also aimed at combating poverty and creating employment opportunities for youths and women in the country.

Maina said that smart cards were released for people to use in accessing cheap, healthy and affordable food.

Mr. Danjuma Mohammed of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), described the initiative as timely, saying that the programme would go a long way in putting food on the table of many poor Nigerians.

Mohammed said food security is key to the sustenance of every society, and urged Nigerians to key into the initiative.

Highlights of the event were inauguration of Advisory Board Members for the state and awards were also presented to some notable Nigerians. (