Federal Government of Nigeria is bringing back the school feeding programme and gave it upward review
The National Home-Grown School Feeding Program has been revised by the federal government, going from N70 per meal for students to N100 in Delta State.
On November 17, Dr. Darlington Ijeh, the state’s commissioner for humanitarian and community support services, made the statement.
“Upon my assumption in office three months ago, I inherited a backlog of issues on the NHGSFP that ranged from inconsistent payment to underpayment, low capturing leading to low figures for cooks, which adversely impacted our pupils and the state.
“Today, the N70 per meal for school pupils has been reviewed to N100 per meal, and other bureaucratic bottlenecks that had bedevilled the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme in the state, such as short payment of caterers and indiscriminate payment modules, became a thing of the past.”Ijeh Said
The commissioner stated that the goal of the school feeding programme is to increase student enrollment in addition to improving the nutritional value of the meals served to the students, who are in primary 1 through 3 in public schools.