School feeding program will create jobs, boost economy – VP says

Osinbajo also said the Federal Government’s social intervention program, is not a welfare handout for the poor.

Vice-President of Nigeria- Yemi Osinbajo

He said “The ultimate objectives are bringing real change to the lives of 20 million children.

“It is for creating the multiplier effect on local economies in communities where these schools are located by boosting agriculture, entrepreneurship and employment.’’

Vanguard reports that the Vice President said this in Abuja, at the inauguration of national coordinating team for the national home grown school feeding programme.

Osinbajo also added that the school feeding program will encourage enrolment in schools and reduce the drop-out rate in most states of the federation.

The Vice-President called on states and local governments to support the program, saying “The strategy plan will only work if there is cooperation between the federal, state and local governments.

“These plans must have specific community implications.’’

The Federal Government has also announced that it will commence the recruitment of 500,000 teachers on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

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