To feed 10 million pupils, the Federal Government will spend N999 million per day.

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To feed 10 million pupils, the Federal Government will spend N999 million per day.

As part of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, the Federal Government has stated that N999 million will be spent on the daily feeding of 10 million pupils (NHGSFP).

 

Aishatu Digil, the NHGSFP team lead, revealed this at a stakeholder meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

 

Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, had received authority to spend N100 per pupil per day, according to Digil.

 

She claimed that N100 would feed 9,990,862 students for 20 days every month.

“Previously, we fed schoolchildren for N70 per meal every pupil.” “This has been going on since 2016, but the president has given his approval for an N100 increase.”

“We are deliberating on the disbursement modalities with all stakeholders, including the World Food Programme, National Bureau of Statistics, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), ministries of agriculture, education, and others.

 

“Every Wednesday, we plan to have ‘Egg Wednesday,’ in which each child in the program will give one egg… Cooks receive N10 stipends, while supervisors receive N5 and N6 for micronutrient fortification.” she explained.

 

Digil also stated that the program will address weak implementation practices.

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