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Nigerian Govt To Feed, Deworm 10 Million Children With N142.3 Billion In 2021

by Joshua Ologunde

Nigerian Govt To Feed, Deworm 10 Million Children With N142.3 Billion In 2021

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

PremiumTimes reports that 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.

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.

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