Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq speaks of the intention of FG to continue in feeding schoolchildren in their homes
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, discloses federal governments plan to feed school children in their homes.
This new development was revealed on Wednesday, May 6 in a statement by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, who noted that the state governments will work with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to continue in feeding schoolchildren in their homes amid the pandemic.
The Minister made this disclosure while speaking at the Presidential Task Force for COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday.
Quoted from her statement
“The school feeding programme has been tailored in a way, to ensure that schoolchildren were fed at home despite the lockdown,” Sadiya noted.
She said, “We have made progress in the overhauling of the homegrown school feeding programme and sensitisation has already begun in the three frontline states of Ogun, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory for implementation.
“The overhauling was sequel to a March 29, 2020 directive by Mr. President to identify modalities and continuation of the school feeding programme during the COVID-19 pandemic in the lockdown states as of then,”
While speaking, The minister stated plainly that the distribution will be based on “data provided and structures put in place by participating states with support from partners that include the World Food Programme.”
Furthermore she said “The food would be distributed from door to door, as vouchers would be allocated at specific collection times to avoid overcrowding,”.