Speaking on Wednesday while receiving a delegation of the World Food Programme in his office, led by its Executive Director, Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Osinbajo said the home-grown school feeding through which primary school pupils will receive one full meal a day will “energise the agriculture base in the state, so that the farmers can benefit.”
Ruling out the importation of food stuff, the Vice President noted that the programme will also create jobs, not only for farmers, but caterers and the entire value-chain would be beneficial to the local communities.
He said the school feeding has already started in some states and the impact is being felt, with well-fed students, rise in school enrolment and energized agricultural economies.
Vice President Osinbajo emphasized the importance of such partnership because “nutrition is important for school children at that tender age”.
In her remarks, the leader of the delegation, Ertharin Cousin commended the efforts of the Buhari administration in addressing the plight of IDPs in the North East.