Nigerian government releases N3.77 billion to feed school pupils in 9 states

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Acting President, Prof. Osibanjo

The Nigerian government says on Sunday that it has so far released N3. 77 billion for the feeding of 1, 287, 270 school children in nine states under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the current administration.

The benefiting states comprising Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta and Abia at the last count have received various sums in tranches while 14, 574 cooks have been engaged in the communities were the schools are located.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a statement on Sunday said the money was paid directly from the Nigerian government’s coffers to the cooks, with a slight variation in Osun State where some of the food items like eggs were bought centrally by an aggregator.

 

In the statement, Anambra state got a total of…

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