• FG signs N25bn contract to aid school feeding

    FG signs N25bn contract to aid school feeding

    As part of preparations for the takeoff of proposed free feeding for school children, the Federal Government has signed a N25 billion contract with Tuns Farms to facilitate egg production in the country.

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this yesterday.

    The project called National Egg Production Scheme (NEGPRO), is aimed at increasing the output of egg production to 50 million table eggs daily by 2018 and create 1 million jobs.

    Chairman of Tuns Farms, Olatunde Badmus said the project […]

  • States not required to fund school feeding programme – Presidency

    States not required to fund school feeding programme – Presidency

    The Presidency has said counterpart funding from states is not required to start the implementation of the Federal Government’s National Home-grown School Feeding programme.

    It said the present administration had already provided N93.1bn in the 2016 budget for the effective implementation of the programme.

    The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made the clarification in a statement on Tuesday.

    The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, had recently said the programme must be implemented without the […]

  • Group tells Gov. Fayose to explain why Ekiti was excluded from FG’s school feeding programme

    Group tells Gov. Fayose to explain why Ekiti was excluded from FG’s school feeding programme

    A group known as the True Face of Ekiti has asked the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose to explain why the state was excluded from the flag off of the Federal Government’s free school feeding programme.

    The group which claimed to be non-partisan and out to protect the interest of Ekiti people, said only the state was excluded from the school feeding programme during the flag off.

    In a statement, the group said, “We do not buy the state government excuse that the […]

  • FG to provide 1billion eggs for school feeding programme – Minister Lai Mohammed

    FG to provide 1billion eggs for school feeding programme – Minister Lai Mohammed

    The federal government has said its decision to deregulate the downstream sector of the petroleum sector would improve on its school feeding programme.

    Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday, when a federal government delegation, led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal, met with members of the National Working Committee and State Executive Committees of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.

    He said, “The first is the employment of 500,000 unemployed graduates, the second is […]