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Federal Government To Start School Feeding Programme Nationwide In September

The Federal Government has announced its intention to commence the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in September, the programme will start with 5.5 million pupils,

The National Programme Manager, Mrs Abimbola Adesanmi disclosed this on Wednesday, at a two-day stakeholders’ workshop on the Ogun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Abeokuta.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun expressed delight on the programme describing it NHGSFP as an initiative capable of stimulating the economy and combating unemployment.

He said, “This programme is like using one stone to kill several birds. Feeding primary school pupils in the country has the potential to turn around the economy.

“It’s a well-thought out programme because the unemployed would be engaged. All value chains in the agricultural sector would be involved; poultry producers will sell; the meat sellers will sell their produce and the agriculture sector will generally get a boost. Agricultural produce that often gets spoilt would now be mopped up and more money will come into the purse of the average farmer.

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The governor explained that, “The transport sector would equally be involved. They would convey the food to the schools. Youths would equally get employed. And I think this is a notice to youths, it’s time to work. You should not be going around asking for jobs again. You should key into this programme.

“This programme will also make our children stronger. When you feed pupils from primary school, you are trying to ensure a generation of healthy youths.”

Amosun said the programme would commence in the state in September, stressing that pupils in Primary 1 to 3 would kick-start the programme, while those in Primary 4 to 6 will be considered later.

“It won’t be a solely Federal Government programme; all tiers of government would be involved. Even our people at the ward level would be involved,” he added.

 

 

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