FG empowers 190,670 Nigerians, spends N49bn to feed pupils in two years – Presidency

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The Presidency on Thursday said the Federal has burned through N49bn on the feeding of elementary school pupils under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program, a segment of the administration’s Social Investment Program, over the most recent two years. The Special Adviser to the President on NSIP, Mrs. Mariam Uwais, uncovered this to columnists in Abuja.

Uwais said 8, 596,340 pupils were as of now being sustained in 46,247 open elementary schools in 24 states. The 24 states, according to her, include 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. The presidential helper said through the program, 90,670 Nigerians had been locked in and enabled as cooks while more than 100,000 neighborhood agriculturists had likewise been linked with the program to supply privately sourced cultivate create.

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Uwais noticed that legislature was having challenges with the usage of the school feeding program in Niger and Benue states. She said effectively a few authorities in the program in the two states have been given over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the investigation and indictment.

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