Buhari’s minister, Farouq reacts as Nigerians declare feeding programme a scam

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The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has stated that its plan to feed school children at home is not a scam.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, spoke on Thursday.

Many Nigerians on and off social media have been condemning the policy, insisting that it was not transparent.

On Wednesday, the Nigerian Patriots (NP) called the feeding scheme a fraud and insisted that those benefitting must be punished.

Days earlier, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bode George, has chided the Buhari government over the programme.

“Pumping money into school feeding programme while the schools are not open is a little absurd. It is a redundant, unworkable palliative. In a nation where there is no standard numbering of houses, how do you get the food to the beneficiaries? This is more than laughable. It is tragic”, George declared.

But Farouq has defended the government’s decision to spend N679million on the programme.

She spoke in Lagos at the flag-off of food items distribution under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) at the St. Francis Primary School in Maryland.

Farouq was represented by the Director of National Commission for Refugees, Immigrants and IDPs, Margaret Ukaegbu.

The minister said feeding children at home is an internationally accepted practice to check food insecurity and malnutrition.

“The idea of take-home rations is not unique to Nigeria, neither is it a scam. It is a globally accepted means of continuing to have access to nutrition and nutritionally-rich foods, despite disruptions to the traditional channels of school feeding,” The Nation quoted her as saying.

Titilola Adeyemi-Doro, Special Assistant to the President on NHGSFP, said 37,589 households were selected out of 112,767 pupils benefiting from the school feeding programme in Lagos.

The official explained that the team “engaged the community to formulate the definition of being poor and not being able to provide for their wards”.

She said priority was given to “women, widow-headed households, households headed by persons with a disability, households whom the head has lost his or her job and have no or little income among other criteria”.

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Every about Buhari has never be real 


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Stanley
4 days ago

No body is real now


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She will be like, y are they saying such thing


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Dwem Simeon
4 days ago

Used the name of the away


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Godpower Adam
4 days ago

6vzbhd hey man I'm not sure what to do with the kids​​​kids get out 😉😀 from the first time ever I don know if you need from the 3


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Wasn't not a scammer before?


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That is . Nigeria for you


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Usim Prince
4 days ago

Everything in this contry is not real again na


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Ephraim Idogho
4 days ago

YES ITS A SCAM


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So what's his reaction 


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Timothy Simon
4 days ago

This one shok o


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Apakhi Elijah
4 days ago

All the things are fake


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Hussaina Adamu
4 days ago

You know Nigerians na


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Numa Ikwesiri
4 days ago

you can say anything you want to say, but the fact to me is that this whole idea make no sense.


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Dim Sammy
4 days ago

You are sitting in the office and telling us this


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Promise
4 days ago

No body is sure now


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God help us on this government


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