Kano State spends N70m on feeding primary school pupils weekly | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

The Kano State government says it spends N70 million weekly to feed public primary school pupils in the state.

The acting governor of the state, Hafiz Abubakar, said the expenditure is aside N68 million the government spends weekly on boarding schools. He made the disclosure on Wednesday when he received the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, on the emir’s traditional Sallah homage to Government House, Kano.

Mr. Hafiz noted that the feeding program was an arrangement involving the state, local governments and host communities of schools.

The acting governor, however, lamented that the local governments and host communities have not always come up with their parts of the contribution.

Mr. Hafiz said the state government has even been releasing about N700million every month to the local governments to ensure they pay their workers’ salaries and meet running cost. He further disclosed that the state also pays N300million as scholarship to students studying in Nigeria and abroad.

The acting governor said the state government plans to recruit 1000 officers to compliment house to house enforcement of sanitation in communities around the state. He also revealed that the state was poised to complete an independent power project this year.

Mr. Hafiz said despite its numerous commitments, Kano remained one of the few states in the country not defaulting in salary payment.

In his remarks, the emir urged government at federal and state levels to seek advice from economic experts on way out of the current economic hardship in Nigeria. He said the economic problem was surmountable if government followed good expert advice.

He urged Nigerians to support and pray for their leaders to enable them deliver on their promises.

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  1. Haba! Wonder shall never end in Nigeria. This 2 slices of Agege bread and coloured water they are spending so much per week on? Na now corruption wear sokoto and babaringa. What about the thousands of hungry almajiris moving around streets of Kano?
    Apc! Werepe change! APC! Kworshiokor change!
    APC! Useless people! Useless party!... Clueless incompetent corrupt clannish wicked selfish power hungry sadists.

  2. NO!!! I don't think that's a good way forward at all.

  3. That's change for Nigerians

  4. Do you see how these northers are wasting Nigeria money? who is fooling who? who is more corrupt? which can one chance be this o o o .........?

  5. Confuse government without portfolio? they have nothing to offer Nigeria at all, is this the solution to the poor masses, what a pity? or are Nigerians now a refuges? I beg baba God deliver us from government without vision and mission

  6. What? Is that supposed to mean 'Father Christmas' galore! Please for God's sake, stop wastig tax payers money unnecessarily. For instance, you may decide to start up each parent with a token to invest in ordinary pure water business, and at the end of every quarter try finding out how much gain has been realized. I can assure you that your administration will never be forgotten. Giving this students lunch with such a huge amount is like giving them a temporary relief and an everlasting hardship. I mean, it's high time our leaders lead with discreet and integrity


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