President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed that school feeding programme be reintroduced to address the challenges of out-of-school children.
Ex-President Muhammadu Buhari’s government had suspended the programme after many years of running it.
But Tinubu ordered its restoration, saying it will help in checking learning crisis.
He said if learning crisis is not tackled, it will be difficult to address the challenges of out of school children.
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.
According to the minister, the president directed that the school feeding programme be removed from Ministry of Humanitarian and returned to the Ministry of Education.
The Minister said the essence of the retreat was to find ways of implementing all the policies developed to tackle the challenges and to distil responsibility to different agencies responsible for overturning the out of school children problem.