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Federal Government disbursed over N844m to 7 states for School feeding

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Federal Government disbursed over N844m to 7 states for School feeding

Federal Government disbursed over N844m to 7 states for School feeding

Federal Government disbursed over N844m to 7 states for School feeding

In its bid to ensure that students are kept in school healthy, the federal government has released a sum of

N844, 360, 550 to seven states for feeding the pupils in government schools in the state. This provision will cater for feeding the pupils at least once a day.
The 7 states include: Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun, Osun, Oyo and Zamfara. Though Anambra, Enugu, Ogun, Osun, and Oyo, have commenced the feeding programme, others have not actually started the implementation at the moment. Meanwhile Ebonyi and Zamfara are expected to start this week.

Opportunity has been given to a total number of 11,775 cooks to prepare the meals in those states, and the production of the food will be from the local farmers in the states.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande,  disclosed this while giving an update on the Social Investment Programme of the present administration. Akande in the statement, said:   “That means the Buhari Presidency’s Homegrown School Feeding Programme would be feeding this week a total of 1,043, 205 pupils in those seven states.

Anambra state was the first state to receive the funding late last year and has now received three full funding covering 30 school days, totaling N188, 769,000. The service of 937 cooks had been engaged to cook for 96,489 pupils.

Giving details of the funds, Akande disclosed that in Ebonyi, the Federal Government had also released N115, 218, 600, while 1466 cooks had been engaged to cook for 164,598 pupils.

Also in Enugu State, the government has released N67,244,800 to feed 96,064 pupils, engaging 1128 cooks. Similarly, in Ogun State, N119, 648, 900 was released to feed 170, 927 pupils, after 1381 cooks had been employed, while in Osun, N92, 425, 400 was released to feed 142,193 pupils.  2688 cooks were engaged.

The sum of N72,288,300 was given to Oyo state by the federal government to feed 103,269 pupils, with 1437 cooks engaged, while  Zamfara got N188,765,500 to feed 269, 665 pupils, engaging 2, 738 cooks.

 

 

 

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