Nigeria's acting President Yemi Osinbajo
Nigeria’s acting President Yemi Osinbajo

By Victor Ernest with Agency Report

The Federal Government has released N844 million and employed 11,775 cooks to start its one-meal per day programme to more than one million primary school pupils across seven states in the country.

This was announced in a statement by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity (SSA Media) to the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Akande said this while giving a media update on the Social Investment Programme of the Buhari administration.

He said the money had been released for the commencement of National Homegrown School Feeding Programme in Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Zamfara states.

The media aide noted that not all the states had implemented the programme, adding that it had commenced in Anambra, Enugu, Osun, Ogun, and Oyo states.

He also said the programme was expected to start during the week in two other states – Ebonyi and Zamfara – that had been funded already.

Akande said the Homegrown School Feeding Programme would feed one million school pupils during the week in the seven states.