Nigeria Feeds 228,646 Gombe Pupils With N4.5 Billion In 5 Years –...

Nigeria Feeds 228,646 Gombe Pupils With N4.5 Billion In 5 Years – NSIP

By Wires Editor | The Trent on October 28, 2021
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A photo of Nigerian students in a secondary school

The Federal Government has spent N4.5 billion to feed 228,646 pupils in Gombe State since the school feeding programme started in 2016.

Umar Bandir, the National Coordinator of the National Social Investment Programme, NSIP, made the declaration in Gombe on Thursday, October 28, 2021, while donating 225,000 branded plates to Gombe State government for the programme.

He represented the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, at the occasion.

Bandir said 1,234 schools in Gombe State had benefitted since the programme began.

He said that the Federal Government was considering the possibility of increasing funds for the programme for more children to benefit adding that it is one out the four clusters of the NSIP designed to address poverty.

The NSIP coordinator reiterated that while the Federal Government provided funds for the programme, state governments had the responsibility of ensuring its smooth implementation.

Responding, Secretary to Gombe State government, Abubakar Njodi, assured that the donation would be used judiciously.

Source: Vanguard

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