Osun to continue free school food for 250,000 pupils

Osun state has said it will continue to feed over 250,000 pupils under it’s ‘O-Meals' School Feeding and Health Programme despite rumours that it plans to scrap the program over paucity of funds.

Primary school pupils in Osun state will continue to get free food under the government’s ‘O-Meals' School Feeding and Health Programme.

The Permanent Secretary in Osun state Ministry of Education, Lawrence Oyeniran, said this while answering questions on the OSBC Radio 104.5FM Yoruba weekly programme, 'Lagbo Eto Eko'.

Oyeniran said the Governor Rauf Aregbesola government is committed to the program and asked the 3,000 food vendors employed in the scheme to continue to feed the over 250,000 pupils benefiting from the scheme.

There had been speculations that the state government plans to scrap the program over paucity of funds but the Permanent Secretary assured that this was not the case.

He said the rumours were being peddled by 'enemies of masses' and revealed that the government had reached an agreement with the O-meals vendors to resume as usual.

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