The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development said it will commence the school feeding programme from Thursday in Abuja.
The ministry also noted that Lagos and Ogun states will commence shortly after Federal Capital Territory before the other states of the federation join.
Despite the closure of schools, President Muhammadu Buhari on March 29th, 2020 directed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq to liaise with state governments to develop strategies on the continuation of the school feeding programme.
The ministry explained that each household will receive uncooked food items valued at 4, 200 naira.
It said the ration has been assessed and approved by nutrition experts as sufficient for the children.