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FG spends N1.8bn on school feeding in Ondo in three years – Ministry

Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development says it’s has spent over N1.8 billion to feed schoolchildren in Ondo.

Technocrat Media Nigeria

ONDO – Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development says it’s has spent over N1.8 billion to feed schoolchildren in Ondo.

The ministry disclosed that the administration of president Muhammadu Buhari spent the money on the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in Ondo in the last three years.

This is contained in a statement signed by Nneka Anibeze, media to humanitarian affairs minister Sadiya Farouq, on Wednesday in Abuja.

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At a verification visit, the minister, represented by the Ondo Team lead, Kemisola Olasetemi, explained that the biometric capturing of the pupils in the NHGSFP would help in data management and efficient implementation of the program in the State.

“The federal government has intensified efforts to ensure accurate and comprehensive coverage of primary schools in Ondo state in its programme in public schools,”

“The exercise will be an ongoing process. Note that more than N1.8 billion has been spent in the last three years to cater for pupils in Ondo state under the NHGSF programme,” the statement indicated.

“With 108,842 primary school pupils already in its database, the federal government, through the ministry, will continue the capturing exercise.”

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The minister explained that “we will be coming back in September and October” to capture new pupils who will come on board and exit some who are graduating.”

She also said the enumeration of 95,983 pupils across primary schools under the school feeding programme had also commenced in Osun.

“With the new collaboration recently signed with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), the ministry also partnered the National Youth Service Corps members to distribute forms and capture the data,’’ she stated.


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