Buhari FG to provide special biscuits for school feeding programme

This is in line with the government’s resolve to fulfil its promise of feeding school children.

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The Federal Government has entered into a deal with NASCO Foods limited, Jos, to produce high nutrient density biscuit that will be given to school children.

This is in line with the government’s resolve to fulfil its promise of feeding school children.

According to the Director General and CEO, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. Mrs. Gloria Elemo, ‘‘This is based on the realization that an Institute- on its own cannot make the much desired impact without collaborating with relevant organizations. Collaboration with strategic partners/organizations which could commercialize the Institute’s many innovations.’’

Daily Post reports that Elemo also said ‘‘It is heartwarming that the Federal government of Nigeria is conscious of the need to provide adequately for the future generation through the National School Feeding Programme.”

Adding that “the programme will lead to increase in pupils’ enrollment in schools; boost school attendance and child nutrition; enhance retention rates; promote general improvement in cognitive abilities of children as well as catalyzing tremendous economic stimulus.”

Meanwhile, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the Federal Government not to take any loan from the World Bank.

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