Ogun, Oyo, Enugu commence primary school feeding programme

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Farmers and cooks are paid daily in the Homegrown School Feeding Programme

School Children eating Okpa

Six Nigerian states, among them Ogun, will from this week implement the Federal Government sponsored Homegrown school feeding programme. Mr Laolu Akande, the Vice President’s spokesman disclosed this on Sunday.

The states apart from Ogun are Oyo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Osun. They joined Anambra which began the programme last year.

He said from this week, primary school pupils in those states will start enjoying one hot meal a day.

At least 5.5 million Nigerian primary school pupils would be fed for 200 school days under the free Homegrown School Feeding Programme, according to the 2016 Budget, which has an allocation of N93.1B appropriated for the feeding scheme.

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