Tinubu Approves 20% of Palliatives for School Feeding Programme

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President Bola Tinubu has approved that 20 per cent of palliative interventions and school feeding programmes will be channeled through religious organizations and traditional institutions.

Vice President Kashim Shettima made the announcement during a High-Level Dialogue of Faith Leaders on Nutrition in Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to Shettima, the dialogue, organized by the National Council on Nutrition and the World Bank-assisted Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) Project, aims to enhance human capital through nutrition.

He also mentioned that Tsangaya schools and mission schools will be specifically targeted for the interventions, with logistics being coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

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Shettima said:

The President has approved that 20 per cent of the palliative in terms of food intervention be routed through our religious organisations and the traditional institutions.

“The Tsangaya schools, the mission schools will be specially targeted for such intervention.

We are working out the logistics through the Federal Ministry of agriculture and these interventions will be anchored from the office of the honourable minister of budget and economic planning and we are going to provide the overall supervision towards those implementation.

And 20% of the funds released for the school feeding programme, should also be channeled through the office of the honourable minister of budget and economic planning to the religious bodies.

We have already commenced the engagement, we are working out the modalities so that we can have a hitch free implementation.”


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