4.8m pupils in 17 states benefit from school feeding programme – Presidency

Abuja   –     The Presidency says that no fewer than four million pupils in 25,771 schools in 17 states are benefiting from its school feeding programme.

It also said that the N5,000 monthly Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) was now funded in 16 states for 115,000 vulnerable Nigerians.

This is contained in a release by Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity.

According to Akande, three more states have been added to the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, with an additional one million children now benefiting.

He gave the new states as Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Niger.

He described the School Feeding Programme as a crucial part of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP), aimed at tackling poverty, hunger and creating jobs for Nigerians.

He said the 14 states already on the programme are: Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba and Kaduna.

Related Story:  Malabu Oil scam: Court adjourns matter until April 23

“So far, in Cross River, 117,750 children in 973 schools are being fed under the programme, while in Akwa Ibom, there are 171,732 children in 1,101 schools being fed.

“Niger State has a total of 710,880 being fed in 2,411 schools..

“In total, 4,773,064 schoolchildren in 25,771 schools in 17 states are currently benefitting from the school feeding programme,’’ Akande hinted.

He stated that the figure was a remarkable increase from the previous total of 2,918,842 schoolchildren from 19,881 schools in 14 states that had benefitted from the programme.

Accordingly, he stated that the programme had created about 34,869 direct jobs across the participating states.

“In Cross River, for example, 1,384 cooks have been engaged, while 1,309 cooks are currently engaged in Akwa Ibom State, and 5,924 cooks are engaged under the programme in Niger,’’ Akande stated.

On the CCT, he said that no fewer than 115,000 beneficiaries were being funded with the monthly N5,000 stipend in 16 states.

Related Story:  1,000 farmers in Edo to benefit from cassava programme – AFAN boss

The beneficiaries reside in Borno, Cross River, Niger, Kwara, Ekiti, Kogi, Oyo, Osun, Plateau, Bauchi, Anambra, Jigawa, Taraba and Adamawa.

“There are reported disbursement hitches in Benue and Anambra, and they are being addressed. This mainly has to do with non-opening of bank accounts and enrolling beneficiaries.

“It is expected that by the end of next month the hitches would have been completely resolved and the beneficiaries in position to receive the cash transfers in those states,’’ Akande explained.

He disclosed that the School Feeding Programme and Conditional Cash Transfer schemes are two of the Buhari administration’s N500 billion Social Investment Programmes aimed at improving the lives of ordinary Nigerians.

According to him, the CCT scheme directly supports those within the lowest poverty bracket by improving nutrition, increasing household consumption and supporting the development of human capital.


  1. Hi, Neat post. There is an issue along with your website in web explorer, may check this? IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a good component of folks will miss your magnificent writing due to this problem.

  2. We now have exotic hotels which have beautiful locations
    and awesome views come to these luxurious hotels to have the holiday you are
    most looking forward to you will have an unforgettable time the time of your
    life is holding out for you and you must grab this opportunity of spending time in great luxury and grand
    comfort the services are the best and the rooms are such that
    you will feel like a royal most valuable girls are here so
    that you can enjoy your life at the best hotels you can ever see you will truly cherish the time you will spend here we will welcome you to the most
    glorious hotels you can relax in the swimming pool which needs
    to be very big and the architecture of the hotel will leave you breathless you!!

  3. Its such as you read my mind! You appear to grasp so much approximately this, like you wrote the guide in it or something. I believe that you could do with a few to power the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

  4. Irrespective of all the possibilities, an escorts arrangement makes up for a perfect choice
    of present for folks belonging to all types of clients.
    My professional Delhi Escorts Service are experienced and specialized who love what
    they do. Each escorts girl is a gifted with an exclusive style this is the great companion to any event.
    Here you can see in my gallery page! You can find real & hot pics as I captured with my phone in my rooms,
    I have up to date my gallery page once in a week.

  5. Thanks for the good writeup. It in fact was once a leisure account it. Look advanced to more delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we keep in touch?

  6. Hi there, simply was alert to your weblog via Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I’m gonna be careful for brussels. I will be grateful in case you proceed this in future. Many other folks will probably be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  7. Its such as you learn my thoughts! You seem to grasp a lot approximately this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something. I believe that you just can do with a few p.c. to power the message house a little bit, but other than that, that is wonderful blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

  8. Thank you for every other great article. The place else may just anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect method of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the search for such information.

  9. It’s really a great and useful piece of info. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Amazing things here. I’m very happy to peer your post. Thank you so much and I am having a look forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  11. I’ll right away snatch your rss feed as I can’t to find your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please allow me realize so that I may subscribe. Thanks.

  12. Thanks for some other informative web site. Where else could I am getting that kind of information written in such an ideal approach? I have a project that I’m simply now working on, and I have been on the look out for such information.

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)92900705, +234(0)8173460599
Whatsapp: +234(0)8053069436
BBM PIN: 5619150D
Email: info@sundiatapost.com
Website: www.sundiatapost.com

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate