The Kano State government has stated that it spends at least N70 million on weekly basis to feed public primary school pupils in the state.
The acting governor of the state, Hafiz Abubakar, said the expenditure was in addition to N68 million the government spends weekly on boarding schools.
He made the disclosure on Wednesday when he received the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, during the emir’s traditional Sallah homage to Government House, Kano.
The Acting Governor added that the feeding program was an arrangement involving the state, local governments and host communities of schools.
Mr. Hafiz said the state government had even been releasing about N700million every month to the local governments to ensure they pay their workers’ salaries and meet running cost.
He further disclosed that the state also pays N300million as scholarship to students studying in Nigeria and abroad.
He said the economic problem was surmountable if government followed good expert advice