THE Presidency announced that N375 million has been released for the feeding of about 700,000 pupils in five states under its school feeding programme.
A statement issued by Laolu Akande, the spokesman of the Vice President, in Abuja, said the money was released to pay 7,909 cooks in the affected states for the feeding of a total of 677,476 primary school pupils.
According to the breakdown given by the Presidency, Ogun State got a total of N119,648, 900 paid to 1,381 cooks to feed 170,927 pupils, Ebonyi State got N115,218, 600 paid to 1,466 cooks to feed 164, 598 pupils and Anambra State got N67.5 million paid to 937 cooks to feed 96,489 pupils.
Oyo State got N72.2 million paid to 1437 cooks to feed 103, 269 pupils while Osun State got N867,370 paid to 2,688 to feed 142, 193 pupils.
It disclosed that the money was paid directly to the cooks and cover 10 days of school.