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El-Rufai abandons school feeding “for now”

By: Luka Binniyat
KADUNA – Governor Nasir el Rufai of Kaduna State, Wednesday said the state would no longer continue its controversial School Feeding Programme, (FBS) which was costing the state N1.1 billion to serve 1.8 million pupil one meal in seven months.

The Governor said that since the state was yet to get reimbursement from the Office of the Vice President, it the programme stood suspended until that was done.

In another surprising pronouncement, the governor said it would no longer rehabilitate the thousands of dilapidated Schools and their classrooms across the state, saying he would instead erect brand new schools in their place from 2017 to 2019.

The Governor made these revelations during his budget presentation at Kaduna State House of Assembly, Kaduna.

Gov. Nasir-El-Rufai
Gov. Nasir-El-Rufai


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