GFR to feed and deworm children with N142.3 billion in 2021
The federal government has budgeted N142.3 billion to feed 9.86 million children, deworm seven million children, and count pupils in 2021 under the local school feeding program (NHGSFP).
Premium Times reported that the N142.3 billion are destined to attend the feeding of about 10 million, the deworming of seven million students from 1 to 3 of primary in 35 states and FCT and 60,000 children out of school, the enumeration of students and training of cooks and farmers.
In addition, it was deduced that the proposed allocation for the NHGSFP represents 40.5 percent of the total recurring spending of the nation’s social investment programs, NSIP, domiciled in the ministry of humanitarian affairs that was established in 2019.
The humanitarian ministry, which has also revealed that it plans to expand the NHGSFP program to target another five million children in conventional and unconventional schools under the Alternative School Program in 2021, also budgeted N2.7 billion for the “purchase of utensils. feeding devices, catching devices and chef’s aprons ”for the feeding program.
In total, the NHGSFP could gobble up 145 billion naira in 2021. The amount billed by the NHGSFP is a portion of the 400 billion naira (350 billion naira recurring and 50 billion capital expenditures) proposed to the National Assembly for the implementation of the nation’s social investment programs (NSIP) in 2021.