Lagos State Government announced the modification of National Home Grown School feeding by The Honorable Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
“The Honourable Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk, on Thursday, flagged-off the modified National Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Lagos State.
The Minister said that the continuation of the programme was a sequel to the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that the Ministry should liaise with State Governments to develop a strategy for the continuation of the programme, despite school closure caused by COVID-19.
Farouk, who was represented at the event by the Director, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs in the Ministry, Mrs. Margaret Ukegbu, explained that the special intervention will impact 37,589 beneficiaries.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo reiterated the importance of food in the development of a child, noting that the modified feeding programme will go a long way in aiding the growth of children.
The Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, stated that the commencement of the distribution of the take-home ration is to ensure that the hardship caused by COVID-19 is minimised.
He noted that a lot of work has gone into ensuring that the modified feeding programme is carried out in a transparent and seamless manner.
While thanking the Federal Government for the laudable initiative, Alawiye-King also expressed his gratitude to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for supporting the programme and ensuring that it is brought to fruition”.