ABEOKUTA – The Federal Government, Wednesday, said it will commence its National Home Grown School Feeding Programme this September with 5.5 million pupils across the country.
The National Programme Manager, Mrs Abimbola Adesanmi, disclosed this in Abeokuta during the opening of a two-day stakeholders’ workshop on the Ogun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
Adesanmi explained that the government has resolved to start the programme this September, and it would accommodate pupils in Primary 1 to 3 at the outset, and would move to other classes as the nation’s resources improved.
She, however, explained that all the states of the federation, depending on their preparedness, would benefit from the social intervention programme.
Adesanmi explained that Ogun State government, with the workshop, would be able to define a state model that will be cost effective and sustainable in the state.