Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday said that about 7.6 million children in 22 states across the country were being fed daily under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP).
Osinbajo made this known in Akure during an interactive session with beneficiaries of the NHGSFP and inspection of the N-Power Programme at Alagbaka Estate Primary School, Akure.
He explained that the purpose of NHGSFP was to ensure that children in public primary schools across the country would have at least one very good meal daily.
The vice president, who had lunch with the pupils, added that the meal would improve the children’s health, boost farming in the country and create job opportunities for some people.
“I have tasted the food myself and I think it is the quite nice,” he said.
Osinbajo said that another set of 300,000 Nigerian youths were to be engaged in the N-power programme.
He explained that the new set of beneficiaries would teach in public primary schools, pointing out that 200,000 graduates were already benefiting from the programme.
He described the N-Power programme as a very compelling testimony.
The market stalls are fitted with solar panels which supply lights as an alternate source of energy.