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FG revises school feeding and adds N30 per meal

FG reviews school feeding, adds N30 per meal

The Federal Government has revised the National Home Grown School Feeding Scheme from N70 per meal for schoolchildren to N100 in Delta State.

State Commissioner for Humanitarian and Community Support Services, Dr. Darlington Ijeh, made the announcement on Thursday, November 17.

Ijeh said;

“When I took office three months ago, I inherited a backlog of issues on the NHGSFP which ranged from inconsistent payments to underpayments, low catch leading to low numbers for cooks, which had a negative impact on our students and the state.

“Today, the N70 per meal for schoolchildren has been revised to N100 per meal, and other bureaucratic bottlenecks that had hampered the National Home-Based School Feeding Scheme in the state, such as payment runs of caterers and indiscriminate payment modules, have become a thing of the past.”

The commissioner, who noted that the school feeding program was designed to feed students in grades 1 to 3 in public schools, added that the aim is to encourage greater enrollment as well as to improve students’ nutritional meals.

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