By ADEKUNLE ALIYU
Osun State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye Tomori says it costs only N50 to feed a child at break time in the on-going Osun Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme.
She made this clarification during an interview with journalists in her office in Osogbo.
Justifying the feeding of school pupils during school hours, she said: “The early years of a child is a very critical period for brain development, proper nutrition is a key for achieving this.”
Mrs. Titi Laoye Tomori, who also doubles as the Commissioner for Education reeled out figures to show how the programme had touched lives from the economic point of view.
“On a weekly basis, pupils are fed with 15,000 chicken, 8,500 crates of eggs, 35 heads of cattle.
“Chicken and cattle are provided by our farmers through co-operative loans from the government.
“Aregbesola spends N3billion to feed primary classes 1-4 per annum,” she said.