FG’s social investment programmes secure Nigerians’ inalienable right to life — VP OSINBAJO

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    Strategic Implementation Plan for National Home-grown Feeding launched.

    The constitutional and philosophical underpinnings for the N500B Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari presidency is a mandate without which the inalienable right to life guaranteed Nigerians by the Constitution becomes meaningless.

    Put differently, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, unless government invests significantly in getting people out of poverty, and address other critical issues affecting children and other vulnerable groups, the inalienable right to life provided for in the Nigerian Constitution is meaningless.
    “It is a victory for a point of view namely that the inalienable right to life confirmed in the Nigerian Constitution is meaningless in a society where large numbers are poor, if government does not invest significantly in getting people out of poverty and address the health and education issues of children and other vulnerable groups”.
    Prof. Osinbajo stated at the launching of the strategic implementation plan of the first of its kind National Home-grown School Feeding Programme, one of the 5 social investment schemes of the presidency.
    Addressing a gathering of Governors, State Commissioners, representatives of international donors and partners, top Federal Government officials and civil society groups at the State House’s Banquet Hall, the Vice President said the Strategic Plan sets out the partnership arrangement on how federal, state, and local governments are to synergize towards achieving the primary objectives of the School Feeding Programme.

    He noted that the plan will only work with the cooperation of Federal, State and Local tiers of governments, while also emphasizing need for the buy-in of the people.XXX Said he: “it is called ‘Home Grown School Feeding’ for the reason that it must be owned by the people for whom it has been designed”.
    Speaking on the theme: “Stimulating Socio-Economic Growth Through The National Home Grown School Feeding Programme” at the occasion, Vice President …Read More

    Source:: Linda Ikeji Blog