Connect with us

News

9m pupils have benefited from school feeding programme in Nigeria – Minister

Published

on

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said on Tuesday more than nine million school pupils have so far benefited from the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) across the country.

Farouq stated this in Makurdi, Benue State, while handing over some cooking utensils to the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) Primary School in Wurukum local government area of the state.

Farouq who was represented by the Deputy Director, Administration in the ministry, Ladan Haruna, said the NHGSFP was set up to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

READ ALSO: Nigerian govt commences biometric count of schoolkids on school feeding programme

According to her, the programme which is a collaborative venture with the Federal Government sought to boost school enrolment, enhance the nutritional value of pupils and impact the local economy.

Farouq said: “The ministry had identified areas of improvement to scale up the programme with an additional five million beneficiaries.

“Some of the identified areas include a nationwide enumeration exercise with the objective of data verification, upgrading the quality of data and updating existing records to accommodate the scaling exercise.

“The school feeding programme would undergo regular review to ensure it fulfilled its objectives. I want to assure Nigerians that the ministry would not relent in its efforts in providing service delivery.”

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

thirteen − 5 =

Investigations