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Buhari's school feeding programme commences

09 December 2016, 18:00

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced the much-awaited school feeding programme for Nigerian pupils.

The programme commenced in Anambra state according to a statement from Laolu Akande, the spokesperson for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Akande said the home-grown programme started on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

“Meanwhile, no one should have to pay any fees to benefit in the homegrown school feeding programmes, and any such imposition or request for fees is uncalled for and illegal.

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“Reports of such acts of extortion in some states where beneficiaries are being asked to pay a ‘fee for registration’ have reached the presidency, and firm instructions have been given that such acts should stop,” Akande said.

The statement also said Dotun Adebayo, the special asistant on homegrown school feeding programme in the office of the vice president, was in Awka, the Anambra state capital where he noted that primary school pupils showed excitement.

The statement said Adebayo led a team of federal and state officials to some of the schools including the Community Primary School, Awka South, Central School Ameobi, and Central School in Nibo.

- News 24


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