Abia government inaugurates free feeding in primary schools
The Abia State government has launched its free primary schools lunch programme to ensure daily free meals for pupils in all public primary schools.
According to the government, the invention is targeted at meeting the basic nutritional needs of children by expanding their opportunity to actualize their full potential hence significantly improve the academic performance of the children.
The programme has made provision for a total number of 136, 258 pupils, who will consume 408, 774 fresh eggs, 51, 09, 670 grammes of ofada rice and 68, 120, 000 grammes of beans, weekly.
Kicking off the first part of the programme at Ntigha primary school in Isiala Ngwa North council, during the weekend, Governor Ikpeazu said the creativity emanated out of a genuine desire to invest in children who he believes are the future leaders.
Adding, he said that he was aware of what it meant to go to school on an empty stomach and the pains some parents went through to provide meals for their children, saying that under the scheme, every pupil in Abia was sure of at least one meal a day.
Ikpeazu further criticized tons of food that are wasted on daily basis by the wealthy whereas some children go hungry due to lack of food.
Emphasizing on the need to bridge the gap., he pledged to sustain the programme.
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