FG Spends N6.2Bn Feeding School Children
So far, the All Progressives Congress led federal government has spent 6.2 billion to feed school children.
This amount is only for academic year that ended August, 2017.
The school feeding programme is part of this government’s welfare initiatives.
The government did allocate 500 billion naira to it in both the 2016 and 2017 Budgets.
On Sunday, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande said the amount was spent on feeding primary school pupils in 14 states.
The programme targets 3 million children every academic year but only 2,827,501 school children are currently benefiting from the scheme.
Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta and Abia are some of the states the scheme is currently running.
Others are Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba and Kaduna.
According to Akande, 33,895 cooks have been engaged in the communities where the schools are located across 14 states.
Below is the state by state breakdown
Anambra State had received 693,013,300 Naira while a total of 103,742 children have been fed so far, with 1,009 cooks paid.
In Enugu State, 571,877,400 naira had been spent on the scheme while 108,898 children have been fed so far, with 1,276 cooks paid.
In Oyo State, a total of 490,296,800 naira was released by the Federal Government for the feeding of 107,983 children, with 1.372 cooks engaged.
Osun State received a total of 1,000,394,888 naira for the feeding of 151,438 children. A total of 2,863 cooks were engaged in the state.
Ogun State received a total of and 1,042,217,400 naira for the feeding of 231,660 schoolchildren, while a total of 2,205 cooks were paid.
For Ebonyi State, a total of 344,633,100 naira has been released for the feeding of 163,137 pupils so far, with a total of 1,453 cooks paid.
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In the same vein, Zamfara State received a total of 402,295,600 naira for the feeding of 107,347 schoolchildren, while 1,127 cooks were engaged.
Delta State received a total of 225,896,300 naira for the feeding of 141,663 pupils. A total of 1,364 cooks were engaged in the state.”
Abia and Benue States received 128,763,600 naira and 337,157,800 naira respectively to feed a total of 61,316 and 240,827 pupils respectively.
750 cooks were engaged in Abia State while 3,344 cooks were paid in Benue State.