The Federal Government’s plan to continue its National Home-Grown School Feeding program despite the fact that schools have been closed due to coronavirus pandemic has been described as a scam by a member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Farah Dagogo The lawmaker, in a statement, urged the government to suspend the move, which he described as very unpopular and channel the billions already earmarked for the “jamboree” he country’s health care sector that is in dire need of attention. He also said the fund should be spent on studies on the production of vaccines for the cure or prevention of COVID-19.
Hon . Farah Dagogo.
His words: “Having gauged the pulse of my constituents and those of others from other constituencies, I want to strongly urge the Federal Government to have a re-think on the matter of continuing with the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, now that schools are not in session.
“Rather than continuing with the programme at this time, the funds for the programme should be re- channeled to the health sector to strengthen and sustain the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.”