President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has ordered the reintroduction of school feeding programme as a way of addressing the challenges of out-of-school children.
The programme which was previously suspended by the Muhammadu Buhari administration after years of operation, will now fall under the Ministry of Education, a shift from its previous placement under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, during a one-day retreat on quick wins in the middle Ministerial deliverables from 2023 to 2027.
Professor Tahir said President Tinubu instructed that the school feeding programme be removed from Ministry of Humanitarian and returned to the Ministry of Education.
He added that the essence of the retreat was to find means of implementing all the policies developed to address the challenges and to distill responsibility to various agencies responsible for overturning the out of school children problem.