Buhari Should Provide Free Meals He Promised Pupils – Reps

Buhari Should Provide Free Meals He Promised Pupils – Reps

The House of Representatives, on Thursday,

urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill

his electoral promise of free meal for primary

school pupils.

Provision of free meals for pupils was one of

the numerous promises the All Progressives

Congress Presidential Campaign promised


This resolution of the House asking for

fulfillment of the promise came from the

Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, as an amendment

to a motion, seeking adequate security

arrangements for students in primary and

secondary schools.

Also, the House urged security agencies to

collaborate with the Federal Ministry of

Education and National Parents Teachers

Association of Nigeria to “ develop and put in

place comprehensive and effective security

surveillance and strategy in the public

primary and secondary schools.”

But Ogor reminded the House that Buhari had

promised pupils free meal and therefore asked

that it be included in the resolutions of the


Crowneduconsults.com recalls that President Buhari during

his campaign, promise students free meals in

schools coupled with paying stipends to

unemployed youth corps members.

This was disclosed by the vice president, Yemi

Osibanjo at the 45th Annual Accountants

Conference in Abuja who said that the free

meals scheme was a core project of the

federal government that would in turn yield

about 1.14 million jobs and an increase in

food production.