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FG to spend N142.3 b for feeding, deworming of school children in 2021 * N2.7 b on aprons, kitchen utensils

FG to spend N142.3 b for feeding, deworming of school children in 2021

* N2.7 b on aprons, kitchen utensils

 

By Steve Oko

The Federal Government of Nigeria has budgeted a whopping N142.3 billion to feed and deworm school children  in 2021.

According to Premium Times, the proposed funds will cater for the feeding of about 10 million children.

In 2021, under the Home-Grown School Feeding (NHGSFP), the federal government has penned N142.3 billion to feed 9.86 million children, deworm seven million children and recount the pupils.

The proposed allocation for the NHGSFP accounts for 40.5 per cent of the total recurrent expenditure of the nation’s social investment programmes, NSIP, domiciled under the ministry of humanitarian affairs, which was established in 2019.

The proposed N142.3 billion is meant to cater to the feeding of about 10 million, deworming of seven million primary 1-3 pupils in 35 states and FCT and 60,000 out-of-school children, enumeration of pupils and training of cooks and farmers.

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The National Assembly joint committees on poverty alleviation detailed this in a document which the committees submitted to the Senate in October.

The ministry of humanitarian affairs also told the National Assembly that in the coming year, it would expand the NHGSFP programme to target additional five million children in conventional and non-conventional schools under the Alternate School Programme.

Also, N2.7 billion is planned to be used for the “purchase of feeding utensils, devices for capturing and aprons for cooks” for the feeding programme.

In all, the NHGSFP could gulp N145 billion in 2021.

The amount billed for the NHGSFP is a slice from the N400 billion – N350 billion recurrent and N50 billion capital expenditure – proposed to the National Assembly for the implementation of the nation’s social investment programmes (NSIP) in 2021.

 

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