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Tinubu’s govt to spend N100 billon on school feeding in 2024

President Bola Tinubu has said that his administration will spend a total of N100 billion on the school feeding programme.

The president stated this during the signing of the 2024 appropriation bill into law in the State House in Abuja on Monday.

Tinubu noted that the provision will serve as a stimulant to encourage attendance in schools and reduce the problem of out-of-school children.

“One of the priority areas of the bill we just passed is the N100 billion provision for the feeding of school children. I believe that is a stimulant that will encourage school enrolment and also address malnutrition among school children,” he said.

“I will be meeting with local government at sub-national levels so that we can collaborate and jointly implement an all-inclusive programme.”

The President also confirmed that the budget, christened “Renewed Hope” is anchored on reducing the recurrent expenditure, but increasing capital expenditure.

Recall that in December 2022, Tinubu ordered the reintroduction of the school feeding programme and mandated its transfer from the Humanitarian Ministry to the Education Ministry.

The programme, previously halted under former President Muhammadu Buhari, will now fall under the Education Ministry’s purview with the aim to not only provide nutritious meals to pupils but also encourage attendance and enhance learning.

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