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I spent over N500M on school feeding during lock-down- Sadiya Farouq

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, said she spent about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the coronavirus induced lockdown.

Farouq said this on Monday during the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

According to Ms Farouk said about 124,589 households benefited across the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states.

The National Assembly had also called for a total review of the process while state governors also urged President Muhammdu Buhari to reform the process of the distribution of the palliatives.

In her remarks on Monday, the minister said the Home Grown School Feeding Programme was modified and implemented in three states following the presidential directive on March 29.

Ms Farouq had announced that children in primary 1 to 3 in public schools participating in the feeding programme across 3.1 million households are targeted to benefit from the Covid-19 palliatives in the country.

She also said the federal government would only provide vouchers to the beneficiaries who would be given only “uncooked” food items.

“It is critical at this juncture to provide details that will help puncture the tissue of lies being peddled in the public space.

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