Delta and Abia States are to be added to the Nigerian government’s National Homegrown School Feeding Programme.

The 2 states will get at least 106.2 million Naira for the programme introduced by the ruling All Progressives Congress, as promised in its campaigns before it emerged winner of the 2015 general elections.

In an update on the government’s Social Intervention Programmes released on Tuesday by the presidency, Delta and Abia States are to be added to Schools Feeding Programme later in the week.

Delta state is expected to receive more than 63.3 million Naira to start the feeding of 90,523 pupils while Abia will receive 42.9 million Naira.

The government said it had served at least 25 million meals since the programme began in 2016.

A spokesman for the Acting President, Mr Laolu Akande, said 1,051,619 primary school pupils were fed across 7 states - Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, and Zamfara States - engaging about 11,847 cooks.

Altogether, 8,587 schools are involved in the benefiting states.