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Sokoto Begins Free School Feeding Programme



Sokoto state government has launched free school feeding programme across the 23 local governments of the state.

The programme is part of the Home Grown policies of the FG whose aim is not to only encourage enrollment but ensure retention as well.

Speaking on the relevance of the programme, the State Coordinator of School Feeding, Musa Abubakar Girkau divulged that the few school age children across the state will be motivated to enrol.

While addressing newsmen shortly after the flag off at Yakubu Muazu Primary school within the metropoly, the Executive Secretary. Sokoto state Primary Board, Alhaji Faruk Shehu no fewer than 300,151 pupils across 1881 schools were given the free breakfast for the day.

Faruk who divulge that they have engaged about 2932 cooks for the exercise added that the number will soon be more hencethey have no fewer than 2015 public primary schools across the state.

He noted that it cost them 70 naira to give each pupil breakfast per day.

Giving breakdown of the breakfast, Faruk said, the pupils are being fed with paper and beans cake on Mondays, rice and beans on Tuesdays. Jelouf rice/vsgetabke and egg in Wednesdays, rice, beans plus meat on Thursdays while juice, snacks and egg every Fridays.

Responding to the gesture, Aisha Abubakar, a primary 4 pupil of the school urged the federal and state government to sustain the tempo, adding that, it will help all those who refused to come to school initially to now come back.
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