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School feeding programme will continue despite closure of schools – Minister

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq has stated that in spite of closure of schools around the country over coronavirus, the federal government’s school feeding programme will still continue.

 

Speaking to newsmen at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja on Monday March 30, Sadiya disclosed that President Buhari directed the ministry to develop a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding programme.

 

She also appealed to state governors to ensure the continuation of the programme as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari,

 

The Minister said;

 

“In paragraph 50 of Mr President’s speech, he directed that our ministry works with the relevant state governments in developing a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding programme.

“We will be doing this and I have already started contacting the governors on agreeing on the modalities to adopt.

“I have accordingly contacted the programme heads of the programme. This particular task may have to go beyond the affected states because as we are aware, all schools are closed down and children are at home.

“So, we are looking at modalities to see how we will extend this directive beyond the states where the lockdown has affected.”

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