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Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by okefranci: 2:11pm On Feb 22
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that one of the reasons the Buhari administration’s Homegrown School Feeding Programme was conceived was to address problems of malnutrition, especially among primary school pupils.

Osinbajo stated this while receiving a delegation of Nigerian human nutritionists led by the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to Osinbajo, the Federal Government would be ready to collaborate with States where nutrition issues are most urgent in prioritising the implementation of the school feeding programme.

Already, 14 States are benefiting across the country, with almost 3 million pupils being fed daily.

The Vice President stated that the government would consider inaugurating the National Council on Nutrition.

He, however, urged the experts to come up with an action plan to effectively address the malnutrition challenges in the country.

Abubakar, who came with leaders of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, had detailed the concerns of Nigerian professional human nutritionists on malnutrition challenges, and how Nigeria was faring regarding the global nutrition targets.

The delegation urged the Federal Government to inaugurate a National Council on Nutrition to address the situation.

Meanwhile, a release from the Vice Presidential Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, indicated that no fewer than 19,000 schools in 14 states were benefiting from the school feeding programme.

Akande stated that 2,918,842 school children from 19,881 schools in the 14 pilot states had so far benefitted from the school feeding programme, which is part of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s N500 billion Social Investment Programmes.

He noted that a total of N6,643,432,789 billion had been disbursed by the Federal Government since the school feeding programme began late last year.

With 3,325 schools, Kaduna State has the highest number of schools so far covered under the programme, as well as the highest number of school children (835,508) being fed.

He said that with the commencement of a new academic session in September, it was expected that more schools would benefit from the programme, as more states would be added to the list.

The Vice Presidential spokesman added that it was in line with the Federal Government target that 5.5 million school children would be fed by the end of 2017.(NAN)

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/school-feeding-addresses-countrys-nutrition-challenges-osinbajo/

Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Naturopathic: 2:15pm On Feb 22
This government has done well to reduce the problem of poor feeding called malnutrition because those primary school pupils can eat well now

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Jollylolly(f): 2:16pm On Feb 22
This scheme has also reduce the number of out of school children... when the previous administration started started a framework, it didnt see the light of the day, not even close to sustainable, Mr. President was smart to move the NSIP to a ministry to make it going concern.
The solid foundation laid by Osinbajo has made the scheme recorded a high score even in the face of international community.

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by omowolewa: 2:16pm On Feb 22
That's okay

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Jhayphil: 2:21pm On Feb 22
This program doesn't just address the issue of malnutrition but also helps reduce the number of out of school children. It has encouraged certain children to go back to school and also helped employ cooks, engage business owners and many more.

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Dejyom(m): 2:23pm On Feb 22
Malnutrition and its accompanying conditions like undernutrition, stunting and underweight are commonplace in Nigeria. It's been such a menace!
The Government needs to expand the school feeding Programme as well as come up with other effective programmes to ameliorate this social condition.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Ojiofor: 2:26pm On Feb 22
Buhari have turned Osibanjo to a clown.

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Freestainworld(m): 2:30pm On Feb 22
All the idiots who have commended this feeding fraud needs medical checkup, may your children eat the type of food they give to these pupils in the name of feeding, shame to all of you.

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Naturopathic: 2:37pm On Feb 22
Freestainworld:
All the idiots who have commended this feeding fraud needs medical checkup, may your children eat the type of food they give to these pupils in the name of feeding, shame to all of you.
I need not engage you too much because it's seems that you are dementia and sick

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by ojokolax: 2:38pm On Feb 22
What i find must intriguing about the national home grown school feeding program is the added advantage that it retains the added advantage of helping to bring back our out of school children.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Temstee: 2:51pm On Feb 22
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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by OLAPO1: 2:53pm On Feb 22
GREAT THING

2,918,842 school children from 19,881 schools in the 14 pilot states had so far benefitted from the school feeding programme, which is part of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s N500 billion Social Investment Programmes.

He noted that a total of N6,643,432,789 billion had been disbursed by the Federal Government since the school feeding programme began late last year.

With 3,325 schools, Kaduna State has the highest number of schools so far covered under the programme, as well as the highest number of school children (835,508) being fed.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by TeeMoney99: 2:53pm On Feb 22
Many people may not know this but malnutrition is one of the causes of high mortality rate in children. So it's good this administration is putting importance on reducing malnutrition.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Thormiwah(m): 2:53pm On Feb 22
Malnutrition is a big deal that should be dealt with
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Wilson2013(m): 2:53pm On Feb 22
Osinbajo is a blessing to this administration and to whole humanity.

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Thunder1010: 2:54pm On Feb 22
The administration is doing everything possible to eradicate malnutrition from the land
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Joyce95: 2:55pm On Feb 22
This Administration have done well to reduce the problem of poor feeding called malnutrition because those primary school pupils can eat well now
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Temmy1997: 2:55pm On Feb 22
Feeding is very important most especially in children and that is why the federal government is doing their best to make sure malnutrition is reduce.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by brightsbella(m): 2:55pm On Feb 22
Malnutrition pose as a disastrous plague that cause a lot of harm to children. I appreciate the government for the idea of home grown school feeding programme in tackling this.

However, more needs to be done.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Lifted2000: 2:55pm On Feb 22
On the home front when some parents are less concerned about the nutrition of their child/children.
The National Home Grown School Feeding steps in to supplement the nutrition missing at home is blessing to nationhood.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by BigSarah(f): 2:57pm On Feb 22
Haven't we heard enough of this scam? A piece of egg and undesirable stony rice!!

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by inioluwa03: 2:58pm On Feb 22
The school feeding Programme has really improve the nutritional health of the students and it has also increased the number of enrollment in schools.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by OgundeleTeju: 3:00pm On Feb 22
This is great no doubt
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Dobb: 3:01pm On Feb 22
The number of “Out-of-School” children has dropped from 10 million to 6 million. - FG
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by RBbabe: 3:01pm On Feb 22
This is a good one from this administration. Just imagine the burden off the parents of these pupils who are benefiting from the feeding program.
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Joylove2324(f): 3:02pm On Feb 22
smiley
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by demitola(m): 3:04pm On Feb 22
You'll come see children of anger jealous that they can't eat out of the kids' food now grin
Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by Ojiofor: 3:05pm On Feb 22
Naturopathic:

idiot ni e

Idiot nke gi.

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Re: Osinbajo: School Feeding Addresses Country’s Nutrition Challenges by StaffofOrayan(m): 3:09pm On Feb 22
Hehehehe

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