Commissioner Warns Against Misuse Of Food Items In Bauchi

The Bauchi State commissioner for education, Dr Jamila Dahiru, has warned principals, storekeepers and food masters in all boarding schools in the state against misappropriation of food items in schools.

A statement by the ministry’s information officer, Jalaludeen Usman, said the commissioner gave the warning at a meeting with principals, storekeepers and food masters in a bid to address food supply concerns at boarding schools.
According to the statement, the meeting focused on tackling issues of misappropriation of food items, ensuring quality and quantity control and enforcing timely feeding schedules.
Dr Jamila Dahiru emphasised the ministry’s zero-tolerance policy for misappropriation of funds, inflated figures for food supplies, delayed or inaccurate reporting of irregularities and late retirement of funds, among others.

The commissioner emphasized the importance of trustworthiness and transparency among school officials responsible for food management and expressed gratitude to Governor Bala Mohammed for his continuous support in ensuring timely food supplies and overall improvement in the education sector.

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