The Lagos State Government has created 202 centres where 37,589 benefiting households would go and collect food vouchers in the home feeding programme embarked upon in conjunction with the Federal Government.
The programme is a continuation of the Homegrown School Feeding Programme for pupils in public primary schools, even when the schools are shut down due to the outbreak of Coronavirus disease.
This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, when he led members of the Board to the warehouse where the palliatives were being packaged.
Fielding questions during the visit, he said 202 centres would be used across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas for the distribution of vouchers to beneficiaries.
He gave the assurance that the Board had done due diligence on data collection and the logistics to get the items to the beneficiaries.
“It is in line with the presidential directive given regarding helping our pupils to feed well during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is done in collaboration with state governments and other stakeholders. Even the representatives of the World Food Programme are here. We have been working for the past four weeks to ensure the directive is carried out.
“Pupils in primary one to three are benefiting. We have gone ahead to identify the households that will benefit and they are 37, 589. Because schools are not in session, we are not going to give the pupils cooked food items. We are considering a situation of a family consisting the parents and three children.
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