Lagos begins feeding of primary school pupils

Lagos begins feeding of primary school pupils

- Lagos state has commenced feeding of pupils in the state

- According to the government, this will assist pupils improve their academic performance

- Going further, the government believes this will also boost school enrollment in the state

Lagos state government has fed about 11,836 pupils from 33 schools in Lagos Island government.

This is part of the government's five-day pilot school feeding initiative called ‘Snacks For Thought’.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu initiated the program.

This is to assist pupils improve their academic performance.

It will also boost school enrollment in the state according to the state government.

Speaking on the program, Princess Aderemi Adebowale said the initiative will help pupils stay in class, concentrate and avoid engaging illicit acts.

Lagos begins feeding of primary school pupils

Princess Aderemi Adebowale said the initiative will help pupils stay in class, concentrate and avoid engaging illicit acts. Credit: Twitter
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Going further, Adebowale who is also special adviser to the governor on civic engagement insisted that the programme will assist parents who may not understand the importance of balanced diet.

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She said the government would welcome partnership from non-governmental organisations and others with the aim of strengthening the initiative.

On her part, Folashade Adefisayo said the initiative will have multiplier benefits.

Adefisoye who is the commissioner for education in Lagos state listed this ares as education, health, agriculture and nutrition.

The commissioner who was represented by Dr Idowu Oyetola made case of the monitoring of the programme.

She also called on parents to understand the importance of healthy nutrition.

she said it is important that parents ensure that their children are always in school.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) spoke about Amotekun, the controversial security outfit created by the six governors in the southwestern part of Nigeria.

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Tinubu, in a lengthy statement clarifying his stand on the issue, said there is no way Amotekun can be a threat to the unity or foundation of Nigeria.

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His position, in which he called Amotekun an inoffensive addition to the security of the country was made available to Legit.ng by his spokesperson.

The politician, who called it a limited, inoffensive addition to security, wondered why those who should know more about security in the country are the ones describing it as a threat to the nation's unity.

He also took on those who argue in favour of the security outfit without even having a deeper understanding of the situation around it, but based on sentiments.

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