The Federal Government spends the sum of N1.5 billion monthly on its School Feeding Programme in Kano State

The Federal Government spends the sum of N1.5 billion monthly on its School Feeding Programme in Kano State

The Federal Government spends the sum of N1.5
billion monthly on its School Feeding Programme in
Kano State.


This was disclosed by the Kano State Governor,
Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday in a meeting with
the National Home Grown School Feeding
Programme (NHGSF) in Kano.
The Governor cited that the reason for the FG
spending so much on school feeding is due to Kano
having Nigeria’s highest population, which also
runs a free and compulsory education system with
the integration of Almajiri into basic education.


“In view of the above, pupils enrollment keep
increasing more than in any other state of the
federation,” Ganduje said.
“When education is made free and compulsory,
the number of pupils will definitely increase, even if
you cannot afford it, but because it is made
compulsory,” he added.


Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Muhammad
Sanusi-Kiru, revealed that Kano State currently has
1.2 million pupils benefitting from the school
feeding programme.
“Kano has a total of 12, 258 food vendors, who
are also beneficiaries of the programme. Each cook
receives N82,000 every 16 days to prepare food
for the pupils in primaries one to three in the
state,” he added.

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