FG’s Homegrown School Feeding: Over 1.2m Pupils Benefitting, 14,000 Cooks Hired In 9 States

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A total of N3, 770, 688, 144 have been released for the feeding of 1, 287, 270 school children in nine states under the HomeGrown School Feeding Programme (a Social Investment Programme) of the Buhari presidency.

The benefiting states comprising Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta and Abia at the last count have received various sums in tranches while 14, 574 cooks have been engaged in the communities were the schools are located.

(The money is paid directly from the FG’s coffers to the cooks, with a slight variation in Osun State where some of the food items like eggs are bought centrally by an aggregator.)

The overall payments to each of the nine states and the breakdown figures of how many children are being fed so far are as follows: . . . read more

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