- The Voice of America (VOA) Hausa, has released a video of some pupils in Kano state who were served food on sheets of paper
- The pupils complained that the food contained less nutrients compared to what they get at their homes
- Teachers in the school told newsmen that some federal government operatives assured them of sending plates for the pupils soon
A video of pupils in Kano state who were served food in sheets of paper has set the social media ablaze with reactions and comments. The video was released by the Voice of America (VOA), Hausa on Monday, June 4.
VOA reported that the pupils complained that the food served them lacked ingredients compared to what they get at their various homes.
Upon being questioned why the pupils were served food on pieces of papers, the teachers pleaded to remain anonymous said the federal government promised them of sending plates soon.
Recall that the school feeding programme was one of the promises of the present administration during the 2015 campaign. The initiative was launched after the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration came into power and has been implemented in some states.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presidency had revealed that over 8.2 million pupils were being fed in the federal government's school feeding programme.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, May 23, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president (office of the vice president), Laolu Akande, said over 80,000 cooks were being engaged in 45,394 schools for the programme.
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