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COVID-19: NANS Zone B Kicks Against FG’s School Feeding Program

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…Calls For Audit, Detailed Breakdown Of Intervention Funds So Far
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone B, has kicked against the School Feeding Program (SFP) of the Federal Government
In a press statement signed by Comrade Jeremiah Friday Ohomah (AKA Applewater), Coordinator, NANS Zone B, South-South, South-East and made available to this medium, they noted that SFP is a targeted safety net program designed to provide educational and health benefits to vulnerable children and the average Nigerian student.”
The statement added: “We are curious about how the government intends feeding students when they have shut down the schools. The pupils and students are at home and those in tertiary institutions are languishing in hunger.
“So far, no government official or agency has given food to students or cash support to enable them stay at home as requested by the government.”
Furthermore, they kicked against the program and called for a detailed breakdown of expenses.
“No individual, group of persons will be allowed to use the plights of Nigerians to enrich themselves. It is expected of the government to have reached out to the leadership of the students’ community, and followed the appropriate measures, which will see to it that adequate feeding vis a vis disbursement of funds will be achieved.
“On that note, we kick against the school feeding program, and we call for a proper audit as well as reiterate that the federal government should give a detailed breakdown of the intervention funds,” the students’ body added.
“We shall remain focused on our mission of protecting the rights and benefits of the Nigerian student,” the association said.

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