Osinbajo Vice President eats lunch with primary school pupils (Video)

The VP joined pupils to enjoy the federal government's Homegrown School Feeding programme.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ate lunch with primary school pupils of Alagbaka Estate Primary School in Akure, Ondo state, on Friday, May 4, 2018.

The vice president paid a visit to the school with Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to assess the federal government's National Homegrown School Feeding Programme.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu eat lunch with primary school pupils

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Before sharing a meal with the pupils, he joined the English class of the school's Pry 3B class and read a comprehension passage to them. He noted that teaching was something he enjoys as a former university lecturer.

 

Over 7 million children fed by FG daily

The National Homegrown School Feeding Programme is a free meals programme that feeds over 7.4 million pupils between grade 1 to 3 daily in about 46,000 schools across 22 states in the country.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu eat lunch with primary school pupils

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As one of President Muhammadu Buhari's most popular national social investment programme, the scheme is targeted towards banishing child malnourishment in schools as well as helping to keep young students, especially those from low-income households, in school. It also aims to increase school enrollment rates in the country that is plagued by millions of out-of-school children.

Since the programme started in 2016, it has employed over 75,000 cooks to provide meals for pupils in the lower classes. The programme is also creating jobs for processors and farmers in local communities.

The federal government aims to support states to eventually feed 24 million school children daily across the entire country.

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