Nigerian Govt flags-off school feeding programme in Jigawa


The Federal Government has flagged off its Home-Grown School Feeding Programme with 726,033 Primary One to Primary Three pupils in Jigawa State.

The programme was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Dr Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi Primary School, in Dutse.

Speaking at the occasion, the state’s Deputy Gov., Mr Hassan Ibrahim, who officially flagged off the exercise, said that N147 million would be spent weekly to feed the pupils.

Ibrahim added that over 30,000 cooks would be employed to cook the meals.

“We are happy to flag off the school feeding programme in Jigawa, where some 726,033 pupils of from Primary One to Primary Three will be fed daily, across the state.

“The sum of N147 milion would be spent weekly and N500million monthly, on the programme,’’ Ibrahim said.

He commended the Federal Government for the gesture, adding that it would enhance attendance and retention of…

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