Nigeria feeds school kids in Plateau with $600,000 monthly – Officials

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Dr. Sumayya Hamza, Social Investment Official, Plateau State

Nigerian Officials say they spend about $600,000USD (N215, 564,240) on school children’s feeding in Plateau State.

3304 hired cooks provide ‘nourished’ meals each month to 220,865 kids in public schools across the State, an Official of the state-funded Social Investment Program, Dr. Sumayya Hamza told journalists, Tuesday.

The National Home Grown School Feeding component of the SIP, Hamza said is carried out through a “Multi-sectoral Approach”.

This, the Special Adviser to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Social Investment and the programme’s State Focal Person said has reduced the number of out-of-school children in the State.

“We are still collating the data but so far, our records have shown a great improvement in the number of children going to school,” she said.

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