FG Increases Nationwide Primary School Pupils Feeding Budget to N1bn Daily

The Federal Government says it has increased the cost of feeding a primary school pupil from N70 to N100 and will be spending about N1 billion daily to feed an estimated 10 million children benefiting from the scheme across the country. Dr Umar Bindir, the National Coordinator, National Social Investments Programme (NSIP), said this at a two-day National Consultative meeting on public food procurement in the context of Nigeria’s National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme on Wednesday in Abuja. According to Bindir, the programme is under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs,…

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Lagos Covid-19 cases down to zero percent

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has said that bed capacity utilisation in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres have dropped to zero per cent. Abayomi disclosed this on Instagram while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for February 21 today, February 23. He said that the total bed capacity at the 11 isolation centres are 572, and the available bed space was 570. According to him, average case positivity now stands at 9.0 per cent, and the fatality rate stands at 0.71 per cent. The commissioner…

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