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Nigeria urged to extend NSIP school feeding programme

The programme currently caters to children from primary 1-3 and the Secretaries of Governments of state has appealed it to be extended.


Nigeria urged to extend NSIP school feeding programme
The forum made several recommendations including review and strengthening of the structure of NSIP. (Image Credit: Pixabay)

Federal Government of Nigeria is being urged to extend its National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), which feeds around 5 million children in over 19 states, from primary four to six.

The programme currently caters to children from primary 1-3 and the Secretaries of Governments of state has appealed it to be extended through six.

The recommendation was released to the media to April 2 but was made at the end of first quarter 2018 Edition of the Forum of Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) with the SGSs, held at the Banquet Hall, Government House Yola, Adamawa State.

The forum made several recommendations including review and strengthening of the structure of NSIP, ensuring extensive consultation with states in the planning and implementation of NSIP and similar programmes, continuous and regular funding of the home-grown school feeding programme under NSIP and several recommendations to the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP).

The forum noted that there is the need to work as a team to solve some emerging problems in the quickly growing economy of Africa.


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