Almost 3 million children across 14 states benefit from Buhari’s school feeding programme – Presidency

PIC. 3. A CROSS-SECTION OF PUPILS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EDUCATION AUTHORITY PRIMARY SCHOOL, ALIYU MAKAMA AREA OF BARNAWA, DURING INAUGURATION OF FREE FEEDING PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS, IN KADUNA MONDAY (18/1/16).
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PIC. 3. A CROSS-SECTION OF PUPILS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EDUCATION AUTHORITY PRIMARY SCHOOL, ALIYU MAKAMA AREA OF BARNAWA, DURING INAUGURATION OF FREE FEEDING PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS, IN KADUNA MONDAY (18/1/16). 0267/18/1/2016/SP/BJO/NAN

The federal government on Sunday announced that over 2.8 million primary school children in 14 states currently benefit from the school feeding programme.

The spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, provided details of the program in an email sent to PREMIUM TIMES.

The school feeding programme is one of the major planks of the Buhari administration’s social investment programmes, SIP.

The programme involves the federal government working with interested and prepared states to provide funding for feeding public primary school pupils.

In his statement, Mr. Akande listed the 14 benefitting states and said “a total of N6,204,912,889 has been paid out to 14 states during the school year ending August 2017.”

Read Mr. Akande’s full statement below.

In fulfilment of its plan to ramp up the Social Investment Programmes, SIP, this year, the Buhari administration is now close to its target of feeding three million primary school children under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, one of its four ongoing SIP schemes.

Specifically, at the last count, a total of N6,204,912,889 has been paid out to 14 states during the school year ending August 2017.

The 14 states that have been covered under the School Feeding programme are Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba and Kaduna.

So far, a total of 2,827,501 school children are currently benefiting from the School Feeding Programme, which is well on course to achieve the federal government’s projection to feed over three million pupils this year.

In total, 33,895 cooks have been engaged in the communities where the schools are located across the 14 states.

Below is a breakdown of the payment to each state and the number of school children being fed under the programme.

Anambra State received a total of N693,013,300, while a total of 103,742 children have been fed thus far, with 1,009 cooks paid.

Enugu State got a total of N 571,877,400 and 108,898 children have been fed so far, with 1,276 cooks paid.

In Oyo State, a total of N490,296,800 was released by the FG for the feeding of 107,983 children, with 1.372 cooks engaged.

Osun State received a total of N1,000,394,888 for the feeding of 151,438 children. A total of 2,863 cooks were engaged in the state.

Similarly, Ogun State received a total of and N1,042,217,400 for the feeding of 231,660 schoolchildren, while a total of 2,205 cooks were paid.

For Ebonyi State, a total of N344,633,100 has been released for the feeding of 163,137 pupils so far, with a total of 1,453 cooks paid.

In the same vein, Zamfara State received a total of N402,295,600 for the feeding of 107,347 schoolchildren, while 1,127 cooks were engaged.

Delta State received a total of N225,896,300 for the feeding of 141,663 pupils. A total of 1,364 cooks were engaged in the state.

Abia and Benue states received a total of N128,763,600 and N337,157,800 respectively to feed a total of 61,316 and 240,827 pupils respectively. In Abia state, a total of 750 cooks were engaged, while 3,344 cooks were paid in Benue state.

Similarly, Plateau and Bauchi states received a total of N133,187,600 and N214,909,101 for the feeding of a total of 95,134 and 307,013 pupils respectively in the states. Also, 1,418 cooks have so far been engaged in Plateau state, with 3,261 in Bauchi state.

For Taraba State, a total of N120,284,500 was paid and 171,835 pupils have thus far been fed, with a total of 2,596 cooks paid.

Kaduna State received a total of N499,985,500 while 835,508 pupils have been fed so far. Also, a total of 9,857 cooks were paid under the programme in the state.

More states and primary school pupils across the country are expected to benefit from the feeding programme by the time schools reopen next month for a new session.


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  • Recap Naija

    DEAR EDITOR,

    There are now 28 million un-employed youths inside Nigeria today – a staggering figure equal to
    the entire population of Ghana; a neighbouring West African country, according to a latest official
    bulletin issued by the federal Nigerian Bureau of Statistics. The new jobless figure in Nigeria today
    is over half the whole population of Nigeria at independence on October 1st, 1960 and equal to all
    the living human beings in Ghana.

    • Ehis

      It’s well. We warn

  • emmanuel

    Look at the photo, it is a mix of children and adults put together to execute a fraud. They cannot all belong to the same school or class. Some look more like the children teachers.
    These are unending fraud set up by the APC. They are incapable of achieving anything, except for execution of cheap lies, which is their hallmark
    By the way, in which schools are these feedings going on?
    I heard Bakare today preach about how neither the Lion, Jackals, Hyenas, Kangaroos cannot solve Nigeria problems.
    When we warned before 2015 election not to touched the leprous Lion, they told us God had told them the saviour was in Buhari and i remembered calling them liars. Just last week, Adeboye did a match to pull down the wall of Jericho in Nigeria.
    How religious leaders lead their people stray through the spirit of error (i used this statement about them before the election, and today they have proved that they fell into error.
    I recall when Rotimi Fasakin used to speak about a non-existent utopia and took on us who insisted that Buhari was an error. Where are they today – in hybernation.
    Big shame!

  • emmanuel

    Following from the errors and insistence on Buhari being the saviour, God rejected him and he stands rejected forever, No amount of visit to him in the UK will restore him to power. God will sort him out if he finds his way back to office

  • Olatubosun

    This present administration put the children at first cos they are the leader of tomorrow

  • Olatubosun

    We appreciate president Mohammed buhari