By Steve Oko – Aba
At least N450 million is injected into the Abia State economy monthly through the school feeding programme, VANGUARD can authoritatively report.
It was also gathered that all pupils in public primary schools in the state benefit from the free school feeding jointly bankrolled by the State and Federal Government.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Social Investment, Mr Chinenye Nwaogu, who disclosed this weekend during the distribution of N20,000 cash to Abia rural women by the Federal Government, said the school feeding programme had been a huge success in the state.
According to Nwaogu, the investment is directly through mostly rural women in the supply chain, adding that the impact on the state economy is amazing.
“Our flagship, the school feeding covering all the public primary schools in the state is feeding primaries 1 to 6, and injects over 450 million monthly into the economy of the state directly into the hands of our women mostly in the rural…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper