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Schoolchildren jubilate as FG adds N30 to their daily feeding – Instablog9ja

Congratulations are in order for schoolchildren in Delta State as the cost for their daily meal via National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme has been reviewed from N70 to N100 per child.

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Humanitarian and Community Support Services, Dr Darlington Ijeh, in Asaba, the state capital.

According to him, “Upon my assumption in office three months ago, I inherited a backlog of issues on the NHGSFP that ranged from inconsistent payment to underpayment, low capturing leading to low figures for cooks, which adversely impacted our pupils and the state.

Today, the N70 per meal for school pupils has been reviewed to N100 per meal, and other bureaucratic bottlenecks that had bedevilled the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme in the state, such as short payment of caterers and indiscriminate payment modules, became a thing of the past.”