The Ogun state government received the first batch of food items for the Home School Feeding Program, developed by the federal government.
Food items, which include rice, beans, salt, palm oil and vegetable oil, will be distributed to the families of students from public primary schools in the state's three senatorial districts.
President Buhari's special advisor on the School Feeding Program, Titi Adeyemi-Doro, while delivering the items to the Ogun state authorities on Tuesday, said the palliatives are targeted at vulnerable school children.
“Through communities, there are many schools. The numbers adopted by this COVID-19 response are the numbers we are using in the school feeding program to identify children and are approved by the National Statistics Bureau.
"The purpose of this program is to provide palliative care for vulnerable children during confinement and to ensure that vulnerable children in the school feeding program continue to receive nutritious food," she said.
She added that the items will be delivered to families with children in public elementary schools between 1 and 3 years old and were checked in school meals.
According to her, the number of schools cleaned by the National Statistics Bureau of the Ogun State is 1,589 schools, while the number of clean students is 181,172.
The state commissioner for special tasks and the director, Ogun state school feeding program, Femi Ogunbanwo, upon receiving the items, explained the modalities to be adopted in the distribution of the stimulus packages. He guaranteed that the state will be fair in distribution.