On Tuesday 1st September 2015, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice-President of Nigeria, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari plans to give primary school children free meals.
At the 45th Annual Accountants Conference in Abuja, VP Osinbanjo revealed this information to the general public.
According to Punch, this free feeding scheme is a core project of the Federal Government in an effort to yield about 1.14 million jobs, and increase food production.
At the event which he spoke on the topic, “Repositioning Nigeria for Sustainable Development: From Rhetoric to Performance,” he said;
“One of the most important interventions required in the education sector is capacity building to improve teacher quality.This programme is intended to drive teachers’ capacity development; boost basic education; attract talents to the teaching profession. Better educated population increases economic potential for productivity.”
The All Progressives Congress has made a commitment to provide one-meal-a-day for all primary school students; that would create jobs in agriculture, including poultry, catering and delivery services.”