Monday, 18 January 2016
Kaduna State Gov. el-rufai to feed 1.5m primary school pupils accros the state (Photo)
Governor el-Rufai, who tested the food himself at the Aliyu Makama Road Primary School, Barnawa, said the state government would be providing a meal for 1.5m pupils across all the primary schools in the state.
He noted that the school feeding was to ensure that every child had nine years of free, decent basic education, no matter the income level of their parents.
The governor thanked Vice-President’s office for providing technical support and the commitment to reimburse the Kaduna State Government up to 60 per cent of the cost of the school feeding programme.
According to him, the school feeding programme is directly creating 17, 000 jobs for catering vendors, each of whom will need to employ workers to help them deliver food to the pupils.