St Frances Primary School, Benefits From Government HGSFP Palliatives

Primary 1 and 3 pupils of St Francis Nursery and primary school were the first indirect beneficiaries of government Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) palliatives.

The modified distribution of the take home ration which aligned with President Muhammadu directives is to cushion the likely hardship some household are facing following the partial lockdown by the government to contain and curtail the COVID-19 pandemic.

A resident, who pleaded anonymity, appreciate government effort especially at this difficult times.

“For them to remember that we are hungry and we are passing through a lot of things this time around, I am praying that God will continue to help them.”

The government also informed news men that, out of the 160,000 pupils in primary 1-3, they have captured over 120,000 of them, and together with the church who are in partnership with Lagos State government, the programme is meant to encourage enrollment in primary school and the special HGSFP intervention will impact beneficiaries made up of parents, guardian and care givers, while the next phase would be to identified household by giving them vouchers, and a lot of work has been going on for the past 3 weeks identifying their homes, addresses etc.

The presentation of food items to parents for pupils is expected to be replicated to other schools across the states.

Despite the closure of schools, the Federal government of Nigeria had insisted on going on with the HGSFP programme for primary school pupil amidst controversy from the populace who are in doubt of the sincerity and credibility of the programme.


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