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BREAKING: FG Increases School feeding Consumption To N100 Per Child

BREAKING: FG Increases School feeding Consumption To N100 Per Child

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that its National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, of N70 per day has been increased to N100 per a child in public primary school.Jamb Result

According to PM NEWS, the National Coordinator, National Social Investments Programme (NSIP), Dr Umar Bindir, said this at a two-day National Consultative meeting on public food procurement in the context of Nigeria’s National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme on Wednesday in Abuja.

Dr Umar Bindir said, “When we started in 2016 before COVID-19, we experienced with difficulty to implement the N70 per child.

“We have made presentation to the honourable minister, who passionately made submission to the president and Mr President has graciously approved that we should raise the feeding from N70 to N100 per a child.

“And the Minister of Finance is giving a very good cooperation to ensure that this actually is implemented on time.

While advising states to key into the presidential gesture, Dr Umar Bindir said; “We also hope that the state government through the governors and their cabinets will also realised the importance of this programme meant to tackle poverty.

“It is also about enhancing the value, the commercial and entrepreneur value of our small scale farmers.

“So we hope that this presidential gesture will be understood by not us but also by the states so that we can strengthen the programme.“.

He further explained, “The National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme of Nigeria is recognised now globally as one of the most an ambitious programme of feeding our children in public schools.

“So the intention of this consultative programme is first to drive home the partnership works and to also establish that Nigeria is doing the right things.

“As well as to ensure that we enhance our implementation procedures so that we can go higher and become better.’’

According to PM NEWS, the Country Representative, Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), Dr Emmanuel Agogo, said that Agogo said that a nutritious food must be balanced, less salt and saturated fat adding that it was not the cost of the food that made it quality but the content of the food.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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