The Presidency on Thursday said the Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, a component of the government’s Social Investment Programme NSIP, in the last two years.
The Special Adviser to the President on NSIP, Mariam Uwais, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja said that about eight million, five hundred and ninety six thousand, three hundred and forty pupils were currently being fed in forty six thousand, two hundred and forty seven public primary schools in twenty four states.
The twenty-four states, according to her, includes Abia, Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, and Zamfara states.
The presidential aide said through the programme, ninety thousand, six hundred and seventy Nigerians have been engaged and empowered as cooks while over one hundred thousand local farmers have also been linked with the programme to supply locally sourced farm produce.
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