About 337,589 beneficiaries would gain from the controversial modified school feeding programme in Lagos, Bittertruth Media reports.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk.
Hajia Farouk, who was represented by the Director, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDP’s, Mrs Margaret Ukegbu, said this while inaugurating the school feeding programme in Lagos on Thursday.
She said, “The special homegrown feeding intervention will impact 337,589 beneficiaries made up of parents, guardians and caregivers of primary schoolchildren in participating schools.
“The identified and selected households will each receive 5kg bag of rice, 5kg bag of beans, vegetable and palm oil, salt, tomato paste and 15 pieces of eggs.
“These rations have been revealed by a nutrition expert to ascertain the nutritional value and benefits to the children.”