School Feeding Programme we into, We Feed Public School Pupils with 594 Cattle, 138,000 Chickens Weekly – Pastor Osinbajo

Infotainmentspy report that Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the federal government of Nigeria, in the past four years of their administration, they feeds public school pupils with 594 cattle, 138,000 chickens, 6.8million eggs and 83 metric tons of fish every week.

Pastor Osinbajo said this while delivering a lecture titled ‘Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity’ at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) 50th convocation.

These are his words:

“That at a cost of $0.19 per child per day, the FG is able to provide a balanced meal for every one of the 9,300,892 pupils in 49,837 public primary schools in 26 states across Nigeria”.

“The programme, according to him, employs 95,422 cooks and over 100,000 small holder farmers linked to the programme supplying locally sourced ingredients”.

“The programme aims to provide 50% of the recommended nutrient intake targets for protein and prioritized micro-nutrients including iron, iodine, zinc, vitamin A, folate and vitamin C and 30% of energy because of the high burden of under-nutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies in Nigeria.

“There is also a de-worming programme attached to the school feeding programme,” he explained.

What do you think as a Nigeria, have this school feeding and so much they have spent reach your local community schools?

 

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