COVID-19: Jubilation As Buhari’s Government Set To Surprise Nigerian Students – Umar Farouq

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The Federal Government under Buhari’s administration says that the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) for primary school students will reopen on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

This will take off in Abuja and subsequently Lagos, Ogun, and other states, and it was announced that 3,131,971 households are targeted for the intervention.

The Ministers for Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, discloses in a statement by her spokesmen, Salisu Dambatta on Tuesday.

The minister further explained that the resumption of the feeding scheme followed a presidential directive.

She said each household would receive a Take-Home Ration (THR) valued at N4,200, which is made up of 5kg Bag of Rice, 5kg Bag of Beans, 500ml Vegetable Oil, 750ml palm oil, 500mg salt. 15 pcs of eggs, and 140gm tomato paste.

“The provision of take-home rations will be carried out based on data provided and structures put in place by the feeding programme over the years. Kwara and Bayelsa, where the programme was not fully operational before the lockdown, will benefit from the modified programme.

“The target beneficiaries are children in primary one to three in public schools participating in the programme. Parents/caregivers of beneficiaries are to collect the take-home rations using vouchers. We are employing vouchers which are QR coded, serialized with date and time-stamp.

“Identified households will be able to access take-home rations from distribution centers. Each will receive uncooked food items that have been assessed and approved by nutrition experts as adequate for the children. Six thousand schools will serve as distribution centers, except in some states with unique security and safety issues”, the statement added.

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