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We are currently feeding 9 million students says FG

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The Federal Government has disclosed that about 9 million students nationwide are beneficiaries of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya on Tuesday, in Makurdi, at the handing-over of cooking utensils to the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) primary school, Wurukum.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Sadiya announced that the school feeding scheme is one of the Buhari’s administration’s policies to lift 100 million students out of poverty.

In her words: “100,000 cooks were engaged in the programme across the country”, adding that the scheme is “a collaborative venture with the federal government, seeking to boost school enrolment, enhance the nutritional value of pupils and impact the local economy

“The programme had created employment within the school feeding ecosystem in sectors of transportation and manufacturing.”

Sadiya also stated that the Ministry also identified areas of improvement to increase the programme with an additional five million beneficiaries, including a nationwide enumeration exercise with the objective of data verification, upgrading the quality of data and updating existing records to accommodate the scaling exercise.

She pledge that the programme would be reviewed to ensure that it fulfils its objectives while promising that the service delivery in the programme will be improved.

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