The Federal Government has disclosed that 10 million primary school pupils across the country will benefit from the newly-introduced school feeding programme initiated by the Federal Government tagged “Buhari food for the children.”
A statement by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, noted that while five million pupils from Primary 1 -3 would be catered for by the Federal Government under the programme while the states were expected to feed another five million from Primary 4 -6 through a counterpart funding programme.
According to the Minister of Labour, the programme had begun in eight states, including Anambra.
He added that it was important that Nigerians should know that ‘it is Buhari food for the children’ which, he stated, was part of measures to cushion hardship faced by parents.
He said: “To whom much is given, much is also expected. For the Federal Government to use Anambra as one of the states to begin the school feeding programme shows that President Buhari considers Anambra a very important state. We, therefore, call on the Anambra State government to fulfill its part of the agreement without delay,” the minister stressed.