School children jubilate as the federal government finally reviewed the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme from the ₦70 per meal for school children to ₦100 in Delta State.
This news was reportedly announced by Dr. Darlington Ijeh who is the state Commissioner for Humanitarian and Community Support Services on the 17 of November 2022
He added saying;
“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.”
The commissioner who noted that the school feeding programme was designed to feed pupils from primary 1 to 3 in public schools, added that the aim is to encourage more school enrolment as well as improve the nutritional meals of the pupils.