Kaduna Pupils Eat El-rufai's Free Food On The Floor
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday flagged off free feeding in the state primary schools in what the governor described as a fulfillment of his pledge to provide free education to pupils in Kaduna state.
According to him, the free feeding programme is expected to benefit 1.5 million children in over 4,000 pubic primary schools across the state.
Meanwhile Social crusaders and activists from Kaduna, have released pictures to condemn the School feeding initiative maintaining the the program was unnecessary and a charade especially given the state of infrastructure decay in the school which should have been first addressed.
According to a commentator, the government of Kaduna should have 'empowered their parents and use the food money to equip the class.' Another activist Zina Dabo said on twitter; “Seriously @elrufai do you think what these kids need is propaganda slice of yam not chairs? @shehusani @NGRWailers“
According to El-Rufai, the programme is directly creating 17,000 jobs for caterers, who in turn will employ others to support them. “It is an unprecedented undertaking in the state, but one that we solemnly pledge to do during the campaign.
“In seeking to take care of our children we are creating jobs, boosting demand and expanding people to new skills and hygienic standard, and providing extra income.”
The pictures show students in schools without furniture; chairs and tables who were seen eating from the plates across various primary schools in the state.
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