The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in conjunction with the Federal Government, on Friday, met some critical stakeholders of public primary schools to explore ways of sustaining the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, despite the closure of schools.
The Special Assistant to the President on the initiative, Mrs. Titilola Adeyemi-Doro said that the meeting was convened to sensitise the stakeholders, including School-Based Management Committees and Education Secretaries in the State, to make it realisable.
She explained that some Centres have been identified across the State for distribution of the Federal Government’s food palliatives, noting that the process will be preceded by the handing out of vouchers to parents whose children are entitled to the packages.
Adeyemi-Doro pointed out that since the programme had not been able to capture all Primary 1-3 pupils before the lockdown, the relief items would equally be extended to other qualified pupils who were hitherto not beneficiaries of the Programme.
The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, disabused the minds of the various stakeholders that the process will be politicised, assuring that strict protocols will be adopted to ensure transparency.
Alawiye-King maintained that the State will mobilise security operatives to all the centres for adequate security and strict adherence to all safety guidelines so that all international and local health authorities are not compromised.