I fed 252,000 pupils with N10bn — APC Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

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I fed 252,000 pupils with N10bn — APC Governor, Rauf Aregbesola

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed that he spent N10 billion to feed 252,000 primary 1-4 pupils under the Osun School Feeding Programme known as OMEALS.

Speaking in Osogbo weekend at the public presentation of some documents on the social protection policies of his administration, he said more than 250 million plates of food were served to 252,000 pupils daily at the cost of N70 per plate.

He said he used the programme to empowerment 3,007 community caterers who prepared the food.

Aregbesola said the school feeding was one of the most fulfilling achievements of his administration.

UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Malick Fall, said Osun had a long-standing record of social development having outperformed all other states as per the Multidimensional Poverty Ranking report of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative 2018 that ranked Osun at first place nationwide.

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