The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government feeds school pupils with 594 cows, 138,000 chickens, 6.8 million eggs and 83 metric tons of fish every week.
He disclosed this yesterday while delivering a lecture at the University of Lagos’ 50th convocation.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) commenced its 50th convocation ceremony on Monday, April 1, in Akoka, Lagos State, started off with a convocation lecture which had Vice President as its keynote speaker.
He said at $0.19 per child per day, the government provided a balanced meal for every one of the 9,300,892 million pupils in 49,837 public primary schools in 26 states.
The school feeding programme, according to him, employs 95,422 cooks and over 100,000 small holder farmers.