The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, has on Thursday, said that about 337,589 beneficiaries would gain from the adjusted School Feeding Programme in Lagos.
The Minister, who was represented by the Director, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDP, Mrs. Margaret Ukegbu, said this at the inauguration of the School Feeding Programme in Lagos, on Thursday.
Her words: “The Special Homegrown Feeding intervention will impact 337,589 beneficiaries, made up of parents, guardians, and caregivers of primary schoolchildren, in participating Schools.
“The identified and selected households will each receive 5kg bag of rice, 5kg bag of beans, vegetable and palm oil, salt, tomato paste, and 15 pieces of eggs.
“These rations have been revealed by a Nutrition Expert, to ascertain the nutritional value and benefits to the children.”
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, stated that the modified School Feeding Programme, is a continuation of the existing Homegrown Feeding Programme of the State Government.
She reiterated the importance of food in the development of a child, noting that, the modified Feeding Programme would go a long way in achieving that.
“When a child is growing, it is quite imperative that a child should have a good, quality, balanced diet, to ensure that the brain grows appropriately, because a hungry child cannot learn properly”, Adefisayo noted.