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Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by Nobody: 3:24am On Sep 03, 2015
Vice- President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would soon commence giving primary school children free meals.

The vice president said the free feeding scheme was a core project of the Federal Government that would in turn yield about 1.14 million jobs and increase in food production. Osinbajo said this at the 45th Annual Accountants Conference in Abuja.

He said the government would be investing more in the people, education and job creation.

Speaking on the topic “Repositioning Nigeria for Sustainable Development: From Rhetoric to
Performance,” Osinbajo said that the multiplier effects of the introduction of the school feeding scheme would help to create 1.14 million new jobs; increase food production by up to 530,000 metric tonnes per annum, as well as attract fresh investments up to N980bn.

He said, “One of the most important interventions required in the education sector is capacity building to improve teacher quality.

“This programme is intended to drive teachers’ capacity development; boost basic education; attract talents to the teaching profession. Better educated population increases economic potential for productivity.”

“The All Progressives Congress has made a commitment to provide one-meal-a-day for all
primary school students; that would create jobs in agriculture, including poultry, catering and delivery services.”

The vice president decried the high rate of employment in the country in spite of the fact that Nigeria had recorded high oil prices, Gross Domestic Product and foreign reserves during the previous administrations.

This, according to him, has made it clear that such figures, including a rise in revenue by itself, do not create jobs or significantly reduce poverty level in the country.

“So, why are most (of our people) poor despite rising revenues and GDP growth? Our main revenue earners, the extractive oil and gas economy, do not by themselves create many jobs. Such is the irony of a top-down economic model; when the major revenue earner is extractive and the value chain is poorly developed,” he argued.

Osinbajo also said there was need for the government to improve the power sector and have a one-stop shop for approvals of investments.

Other areas of focus in the Buhari economic plan, as espoused by his deputy, are innovation and fighting piracy; diversification of the economy in the areas of agriculture to achieve self-sufficiency in rice and wheat (staples) production; manufacturing; entertainment and technology.
On the power sector, he noted that “despite the challenges, there have been measurable
improvements over the past three months (June to August 2015).”

He said, for instance, there had been a 26 per cent increase in operational generation capacity (June to August 15, 2015 compared to January to May 2015); decrease in pipeline vandalism, boosting of gas supply; and a 10 per cent reduction in transmission losses.

Other achievements in the sector, he said, included reduction in red tape to remove delays; blocking the 450MW Azura-Edo IPP and the 500MW Exxon Mobil Qua-Iboe IPP; and the imposition of a September 2015 deadline for the submission of the DisCos’ revised tariff trajectories.

The vice president said there was no going back on the Treasury Single Account policy of the Federal Government, saying the TSA would address issues of non-transparency, especially among revenue generating agencies.

He frowned at the activities of revenue generating agencies of government that did not remit funds into the Federation Account as and when due.
www.punchng.com/news/buhari-to-give-primary-school-pupils-free-meals/

Lalasticlala

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by chocolateme(f): 3:24am On Sep 03, 2015
Good and to also provide food for the moniker directly below me. Na him need am pass.


FTC
Chocolate cream

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by HungerBAD: 3:25am On Sep 03, 2015
Nice.

God will bless the writer above me, and just as you remembered me in this free food sharing, that is how God will remember you in your time of need.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by AngryNigerian(m): 4:03am On Sep 03, 2015
Can he get advice from Governors who tried it,like Aregbe...dey know better

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by hola106(m): 5:32am On Sep 03, 2015
Nice move but it shld be minimal cos too much food leads to slow tinking

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by Lordtrillion(m): 7:49am On Sep 03, 2015
Ok, we're waiting oh. cheesy
But wait oh shocked , I thought APC recently denied making this promise. I don't even understand this people/party again. Say this today & say the opposite tomorrow
Anyway, na them sabi grin

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by jimfend: 7:49am On Sep 03, 2015
Please inform me when they commence.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by menesheh(m): 7:49am On Sep 03, 2015
Sometimes, i wonder the sorts of ridiculous and demeaning projects this present government talks about. What's the meaning of feeding school children. Is it not opening new Avenue for mismanagement. Why not use such fund to upgrade those schools to be of good standard.

We have other pressing needs the government should attend to with our money rather than wallowing in dark.


One thing i know is that we are now equipped with bullshit detection radar so as to kick against all the silly and illiterate projects and policies.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by hensben(m): 7:49am On Sep 03, 2015
Here to read worldly comments.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by Damalex4luv(m): 7:49am On Sep 03, 2015
Very good development that will definitely provide jobs for thousands of people across the federation and reduce the amount that parents gives to there children when going to school to help increase there savings. Like a yoruba proverbs that says "ti ebi ba kuro ninu ise, ise ti bu se"

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by missionmex(m): 7:50am On Sep 03, 2015
How soon?

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by Damalex4luv(m): 7:50am On Sep 03, 2015
Wailers jeje jeje
Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by MrMcJay(m): 7:50am On Sep 03, 2015
Feed the pupils, employ the cooks, buy crops from the farmers.

It's a win-win situation.

I know some people won't be happy with this. Especially hungry disciples of that Shepopotamus eating 1 Billion Naira worth of food in a year.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by DONMAYOR19(m): 7:50am On Sep 03, 2015
Before today runs out, either one of the presidential spoke man or that apc spoke man LIE Muhammed will release a press statement denying what this mere commissioner vp just said.



Who said wailing Is not sweet? I have been wailing and is doing me a lot of good. Proudly member of wailers.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by lincolnj88: 7:50am On Sep 03, 2015
grin even d oil and gas industry cant boast of 1.14 million jobs and our commissioner osunbade wants us to believe dat feeding of almajiris would create 1.14 million jobs...... buhari d illiterates looks even more brilliant than dis socalled prof....
I know Demdem and omenka must be celebrating by now

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by skyface00(m): 7:50am On Sep 03, 2015
Stop we statement and start using we have abba

In as much as I love PMB, d issues of promises getting me bored

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by onyedikachukwue(m): 7:51am On Sep 03, 2015
Government of 'will'.fake government.

Click like if u believe this is worst government.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by ignis: 7:51am On Sep 03, 2015
hensben:
Here to read worldly comments.
BTW... It's worthy not worldly. .
If you want to read worthy comments on Nairaland, keep off first page, because most comments on first pages are by space bookers who have nothing important to say.

@Topic, Is it only primary school pupils that have mouth to eat? What about Secondary and University students?

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by prettytasha(f): 7:51am On Sep 03, 2015
smiley great move let us give nigeria a chance to develop . the truth is that most of us are busy praying that the current government should fail without knowing that if they fail its we the masses that bear the consequence .

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by kindnyce(m): 7:51am On Sep 03, 2015
GREAT NEWS FOR NIGERIANS WHO DESIRE CHANGE...

BAD NEWS FOR WAILING WALERS N HATERS

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by dhardline(m): 7:51am On Sep 03, 2015
Nothing is free even in freetown.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by praisekeyz(m): 7:51am On Sep 03, 2015
See ow dem dey hype d thing like say na better food dem go give dose children. I'm sure der children can't eat d kinda food dey'll give dose children.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by Aitee1(f): 7:51am On Sep 03, 2015
Another soon... cheesy cheesy
Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by sdindan: 7:52am On Sep 03, 2015
God punish devil.
This pple are insane.
Zigzag Government
With illiterate presidiot Buhari.

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by ChelseaDr(m): 7:52am On Sep 03, 2015
waiting for APC to deny this

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by johnnyblakes(m): 7:52am On Sep 03, 2015
Axeurdaddy:
Vice- President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would soon commence giving primary school children free meals.

The vice president said the free feeding scheme was a core project of the Federal Government that would in turn yield about 1.14 million jobs and increase in food production. Osinbajo said this at the 45th Annual Accountants Conference in Abuja.

He said the government would be investing more in the people, education and job creation.
Speaking on the topic “Repositioning Nigeria for
Sustainable Development: From Rhetoric to
Performance,” Osinbajo said that the multiplier
effects of the introduction of the school feeding scheme would help to create 1.14 million new jobs; increase food production by up to 530,000 metric tonnes per annum, as well as attract fresh investments up to N980bn.

He said, “One of the most important interventions required in the education sector is capacity building to improve teacher quality.
“This programme is intended to drive teachers’
capacity development; boost basic education; attract talents to the teaching profession. Better educated population increases economic potential for productivity.”

“The All Progressives Congress has made a
commitment to provide one-meal-a-day for all
primary school students; that would create jobs in agriculture, including poultry, catering and delivery services.”

The vice president decried the high rate of
employment in the country in spite of the fact that Nigeria had recorded high oil prices, Gross Domestic Product and foreign reserves during the previous administrations.
This, according to him, has made it clear that such figures, including a rise in revenue by itself, do not create jobs or significantly reduce poverty level in the country.

“So, why are most (of our people) poor despite rising revenues and GDP growth? Our main revenue earners, the extractive oil and gas economy, do not by themselves create many jobs. Such is the irony of a top-down economic model; when the major revenue earner is extractive and the value chain is poorly developed,” he argued.
Osinbajo also said there was need for the
government to improve the power sector and have a one-stop shop for approvals of investments.
Other areas of focus in the Buhari economic plan, as espoused by his deputy, are innovation and fighting piracy; diversification of the economy in the areas of agriculture to achieve self-sufficiency in rice and wheat (staples) production; manufacturing; entertainment and technology.
On the power sector, he noted that “despite the
challenges, there have been measurable
improvements over the past three months (June to August 2015).”

He said, for instance, there had been a 26 per cent increase in operational generation capacity (June to August 15, 2015 compared to January to May 2015); decrease in pipeline vandalism, boosting of gas supply; and a 10 per cent reduction in transmission losses.

Other achievements in the sector, he said, included reduction in red tape to remove delays; blocking the 450MW Azura-Edo IPP and the 500MW Exxon Mobil Qua-Iboe IPP; and the imposition of a September 2015 deadline for the submission of the DisCos’ revised tariff trajectories.
The vice president said there was no going back on the Treasury Single Account policy of the Federal Government, saying the TSA would address issues of non-transparency, especially among revenue generating agencies.

He frowned at the activities of revenue generating agencies of government that did not remit funds into the Federation Account as and when due.

www.punchng.com/news/buhari-to-give-primary-school-pupils-free-meals/

Lalasticlala
ok
Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by donholy28(m): 7:52am On Sep 03, 2015
And APC has already denied saying they'll give free meals..seems they're not in sequence with buhari

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by enesty77(m): 7:52am On Sep 03, 2015
Story story all the time. Enough of all these promises jare

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Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by bobchigar(m): 7:52am On Sep 03, 2015
We are expecting the fullfilment of your campaign promises. Good help you
Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by tsdarkside(m): 7:53am On Sep 03, 2015
its better,.......apc musssst keep their words,,,,dont mess around with our children....
i dont think it will be that expensive to feed the children...

and its good for the agriculture sector too...more farmers would be needed..this is win-win business....the children win and apc wins too....
Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by adesegun121(m): 7:53am On Sep 03, 2015
Ok
Re: Buhari To Give Primary School Pupils Free Meals. by TippyTop(m): 7:53am On Sep 03, 2015
Next month the same set of people will deny they ever made such statements.
This govt is a govt of propaganda, shikena!

Anyway lets hope this socialist agenda don't cripple Nigeria like it did in Osun. I doubt we have enough money to provide food for kids, pay unemployed N5k and fulfil the rest of his utopia dreams.

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