INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s school feeding programme derails as out-of-school children increase
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Nigeria’s Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) introduced by the Federal Government in 2016, began in seven pilot states – Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Zamfara – but has now spread across 35 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Over nine million pupils in 54, 619 public primary schools are said to be benefiting from the programme which caters to only junior classes 1-3. Another 107, 550 cooks are said to be engaged for the purpose of implementing the programme and the agriculture sector has been strengthened, as meal ingredients are locally sourced.