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Nigerian government spent 1,289,44 on school feeding programme during lockdown

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 4, 2020
The Nigerian government spent about N523.3 million ($1,289,44) on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.
MHADMSD Sadiya Farouq
Nigeria   MHADMSD Sadiya Farouq
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on coronavirus on Monday in Abuja.

Topics: Nigeri school

She said that the programme was modified and implemented in three states.

"It is critical at this juncture to provide details that will help puncture the tissue of lies being peddled in the public space.

"The provision of 'Take Home Rations', under the modified Home Grown School Feeding programme, was not a sole initiative of the MHADMSD.

"The ministry, in obeying the presidential directive, went into consultations with state governments through the state Governor's Forum, following which it was resolved that 'take home rations remained the most viable option for feeding children during the lockdown.

"So, it was a joint resolution of the ministry and the state governments to give out take home rations.

"The stakeholders also resolved that we would start with the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, as pilot cases," the minister said.