School Children Jubilate As Federal Government Add 30 Naira To Their Daily Feeding

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Delta State school children jubilate as the cost of their daily meal through the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme has been increased from 70 naira to 100 naira per child.

Dr Darlington Ijeh, the State Commissioner for Humanitarian and Community Support Services, made the announcement in Asaba, the state capital.

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He claims that “Upon my assumption in office three months ago, I inherited a backlog of issues on the NHGSFP that ranged from inconsistent payment to underpayment, low capturing leading to low figures for cooks, which adversely impacted our pupils and the state.

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Today, the 70 naira per meal for school pupils has been reviewed to 100 aira per meal, and other bureaucratic bottlenecks that had bedevilled the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme in the state, such as short payment of caterers and indiscriminate payment modules, became a thing of the past.”

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