By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—Kogi State Government, yesterday, said 150,000 pupils from primary one to three will, from next month, enjoy the Home Grown School Feeding programme of the Federal Government Social Investment Programmme in the state.
The Head Unit of the scheme, Hajia Khadijat Karibo, who stated this in Lokoja, said 2,200 schools across the 21 local government area of the state would be used for the pilot scheme.
Karibo said the scheme would commence by July as preparation had been concluded, noting that “we are just waiting to sort out the caterers that will handle the feeding.”
She added that programme will generate 3,000 direct employment for indigenes of the state, while about 10,000 farmers will be given loans to support their farming to make the required food available, saying “we must, however, eulogise Governor Yahaya Bello, who provided the operational fund that has assisted us in getting to this stage.”