37,000 Benefit From School Feeding Programme In Lagos

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The Modified Homegrown School Feeding Programme, which was flagged off in Lagos on the 21st of May, 2020 and targeted at 37,589 households of pupils in Public Primary Schools years 1-3, has been concluded.

Speaking on the completion of the exercise, the Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, said immediately after the flag-off, distribution of the Take-Home Rations to households of pupils started in earnest at 202 centres across the 20 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEA) in the State.

He explained that each beneficiary received a Take-Home Ration made up of 5kg Bag of Rice; 5kg Bag of Beans; 500 ml Vegetable Oil; 750ml Palm Oil; 500mg Salt; 15 pieces of eggs and 140gm Tomato Paste.

“The Chairman, alongside the Secretary and Members of the Board, effectively monitored the distribution exercise”, Alawiye-King said.

He expressed satisfaction with the conduct of government officials at the various centres as well as the orderliness of the parents being served, describing the exercise as transparent and seamless.

Recall that the Feeding Programme, which was anchored and financed by the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development with the support of Lagos State Government, was designed to sustain the feeding of primary school pupils despite the closure of schools.


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