FG To Commence School Feeding Program in 4 States Next Week

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Federal Government has disclosed that the school feeding programme for pupils in primary schools will commence next week in four states.

As part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on vulnerable households, President Muhammadu Buhari had, during his first broadcast in March, directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with relevant state governments in developing a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding programme despite closure of schools.

Giving an update on the programme, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said the exercise would commence in Lagos, Ogun, Kano states, and the Federal Capital Territory, next week.

The minister in previous fora had also hinted that a door-to-door voucher distribution system would be used for the feeding exercise.

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