The Federal Government said on Tuesday it would adopt a door-to-door voucher distribution system to feed school pupils in the country.
The Assistant Director of the Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF), Rhoda Iliya, who disclosed in a statement, said the programme would give priority to Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) but will extend to all states currently participating in the programme for a period of 30 days.
She said: “The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has concluded plans with state governments to continue the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme using a door-to-door voucher distribution system.
“The programme will give priority to Lagos, Ogun and FCT but will extend to all states currently participating in the program for a period of 30 days.”
It remains to be seen how this programme would be carried out since schools across Nigeria have been shut for about three weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Although many states have imposed restriction of movement on residents, Lagos, Ogun, and the FCT are under a presidential lockdown in a bid to check the spread of the disease.