The idea of feeding primary schools in Nigeria was first acknowledged in September 3, 2015 when Osinbajo stated that it would in turn create about 1.14 million jobs and increase in food production.
In January 22, 2017 there was a report that FG releases N375m to feed 700,000 pry school pupils in 5 states.
Primary Schools Feeding programme Will Benefits Over 1 Million Pupils in Katsina State
According to punch report today June 18 2017, it has been acknowledged that over 1 million pupils in Katsina state will benefit from the primary schools feeding programme set by federal government of Nigeria.
Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Masari on Girl-child Education and Child Development, Hajiya Binta Abba disclosed this on Sunday in Katsina at the opening ceremony of a one-day workshop on the feeding programme. Saying that the training was organised for local governments Unit Heads of Nutrition, Environmental Sanitation, Health Educators, and Education Secretaries of the 34 Local Education Authorities in the state.
She said that the programme was designed to provide free meals for pupils of public schools from Class One to Class Three in the state.
In addition she explain that the gesture was capable of assisting in increasing pupils’ enrolment in schools in the state.
Alhaji Mouktar Lugga, as well commended the state government for supporting the Federal Government’s programmes designed to improve the living condition of the citizens.