LASUBEB Tasks Stakeholders on Success of School Feeding Programme


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Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, the Chairman, Lagos State Universal Education Board (LASUBEB) on Friday urged stakeholders to work harder for the betterment of the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

Alawiye-King made the appeal during an interactive session with Agric officials and Local Government Education Authority’s (LGEAs) desk officers in charge of the Home-Grown feeding centres.

He explained that the initiative which was a Federal Government project was part of the policies being promised and Lagos State was determined to be a forerunner in realising this objective.

He said that stakeholders must get their acts right in ensuring no school is left behind in the Home-Grown Feeding project which kicked off recently; reaching no fewer than 744 primary schools in Lagos State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that during the interactive session, there were complaints about the lateness in the supply of protein source to the collection centres.

There was also exhaustive discussion about the rejection of some farm produce and the hike in prices of foods.

Alawiye-King told all stakeholders that it was very important for the stakeholders in the various LGEAs to be patient and work hard to ensure that the objective is achieved at the end.

“We at LASUBEB are determined to ensure the objectives of the Federal Government is achieved at the end of the project.

“This is why we have asked the stakeholders to come, to have an interactive session with us so that we can ascertain their level of achievements and areas needed to work on,” he said.

Similarly, Mr Bayo Adefuye, Permanent Board Member, LASUBEB and Officer in charge of Special Projects, said that it was important the board rubbed minds with the LGEAs.

“We used the day to talk exhaustively on factors impeding the progress of the Home-Grown Feeding project.

“Of course there are many lapses, so we want to hear from those on the field and assess the situation and proffer the right solution.

“So far we have covered 744 primary schools in Lagos and we intend to do more. This is why we are collaborating with the Agric Department to ensure everything is stabilised.

“We are aware of the challenges so far, but one aspect of children receiving one meal a day in their primary schools has been achieved.

“So parents can be well assured that once their children get to school, he or she will have access to one meal a day,” Adefuye said.

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