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FG Feeds Over 9m Pupils In 26 States

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The special adviser to the president on Social Investment Programmes, Office of the Vice President, Mrs Maryam Uwais has disclosed that the federal government is now feeding over 9,300,892 children in 49,837 government schools in 26 states.
Speaking on the update of the programme for the past three years in Abuja yesterday, Uwais urged Nigerians to draw attention of government to any problem they may perceive arising in their respective vicinities on the programme.

According to her, “So far, we are feeding over 9,300,892 children in 49,837 government schools in 26 states. Being a programme that also aims at empowering communities, we have also engaged 96,972 cooks with over 100,000 small scale farmers being part of the value chain, supplying locally sourced ingredients. It is noteworthy of mention that currently, public schools require 6.8million eggs, 594 cattle and 83 metric ton of fish weekly to be supplied to the cooks, for the purpose of feeding the children.”

She added that the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme under the Social Investment Programme is also giving out N5000 monthly to 297,973 households in Nigeria, saying that it is currently being implemented in 20 states.

“As a critical component of the cash transfer programme, we have trained almost 3000 community cash transfer facilitators in every ward where the programme is ongoing, to build the capacities of our beneficiaries and support them to become productive and take ownership of their lives.”

She noted that the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) has so far reached over 1.1 million beneficiaries across the 36 states of the federation, with N27.4 billion in interest free loans, ranging from N10,000 to N350,000 disbursed so far.

She said the N-power programme is currently employing 500,000 young graduates, while 20,000 N-power non-graduate volunteers, have been trained at skill centres in every state, and given tool boxes to enable them apply their newly acquired expertise in the building and automotive industries.

She denied claim by Senator Biodum Olujimi that the Social Intervention Programme which was created for the benefit of every Nigerian is being manipulated to buy PVCs for President Buhari’s reelection.

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