NSIP-HGSFP: We’ve Spent N12.26 Billion To Feed School Children
NSIP-HGSFP: We’ve Spent N12.26 Billion To Feed School Children: Over 560,000 school children have benefited from the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) under the school feeding programme in Niger State
The coordinator, Niger State NSIP, Amina Gu’ar made this known in Minna, according to her, the Buhari administration has spent N12.26 billion in Niger State alone
”No fewer than 560,000 children are currently being fed in 2,663 schools across the state.
”We also have 5971 cooks, 2,368 cheesemakers, 846 agitators, and 1,146 local suppliers.
“Niger State is the only state that adopted agriators structure in school feeding, this is because we wanted to checkmate inflation, quality of food items delivered to various local governments and to create jobs,” she said.
Mrs Gu’ar noted that the amount is part of a total of N28 billion spent on the four components of the NSIP in Niger State since the inception of the programmes in 2016 till date.
The official made this known while addressing reporters in Minna on the activities and achievements of NSIP since the inception of the programme in 2016.
She, however, disclosed that N3.8 billion has been paid to 19,000 beneficiaries of conditional cash transfer, while beneficiaries of N- Power from 2016 to 2017 batch ‘A’ and ‘B’ were paid N11 billion.
“About N951 million has also been spent on the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP)”