Lagos earmarks N11bn for school feeding scheme


School feeding injects N450m monthly into Abia economy ― Govt source

..Seeks PPP’s support
.. Implementation to commence in September
.As 229, 264 pupils are out of school in Lagos

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Government said the “Snacks for Thought School Feeding,” programme for primary pupils in the state will cost N11 billion for the implementation, scheduled to commence in September 2021.

Special Adviser Office of Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, disclosed this on Monday, during the 2021Ministerial press briefing to mark the second year anniversary of Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration in the state, held in Alausa, Ikeja.

The snacks-for-thought deals with children’s physical and cognitive development by focusing on enhancing their learning experience, which primarily starts with the child mental disposition.

According to Adebowale, “the Snacks for Thought School Feeding is a programme by the state government to complement the Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government that covers only…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper