FG’s school feeding: Farmers, cooks, others earn N651m daily


File Photo: Children benefiting from Home Growth School Feeding Programme of the Buhari administration

By Ifeanyi Nwoko

The Home Grown School Feeding Programme, one of the packages under the Federal Government’s Social Intervention Programme (SIP) has created wealth for over 250,000 farmers, cooks and others involved in the scheme.

According to statistics made available during a joint press briefing on the progress of the Scheme, a total of N651million is being earned on a daily basis by farmers and cooks.

The SIP is an initiative of the Buhari led administration, supervised by the office of the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Briefing newsmen on the successes of the scheme, Mr Ismaeel Ahmed, Senior Special Assistant to the President on SIP, said that a total of 9.3 million children were currently being fed in over 49,000 schools in 26 states.

Ahmed added that the government was currently engaging over 150,000 farmers across Nigeria and over 100,000 cooks in the 26…

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