We Spent Over N500million To Feed School Children During The Lockdown -Sadiya Farouq

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, announced at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja that the government spent N500 Million on school feeding during the lockdown.

Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations going around one of our key interventions of the government – the Home Grown School Feeding Programme. She said that the programmed was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th, Presidential directive. According to Sadiya Farouq, each takes home ration was valued at N4,200 and that the figure was arrived at with proper consultation.

The minister said that the figure generated from statistics provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) In the FCT, 29,609 households were impacted, 37,589 households in Lagos and 60,391 in Ogun, making a total of 124,589 households impacted between May 14, and July 6. If 124,589 households received take-home rations valued at N4,200, the amount will be N523,273,800.
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