Lagos Begins A-Meal-A Day for Primary School Pupils

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said the state government
will commence the A-Meal- a-Day programme in the state public primary
schools with effect from next year.
Ambode made this promise during the presentation of 2016 budget
proposal to the State House Assembly, Thursday.
He said this will be done in collaboration with the Federal Government
that will provide 60 percent of the funding, while the state will
provide the remaining 40 percent.
Ambode explained: “This programme promises not only to improve the
daily nutrition of our children, it will also create an economy of its
own, with opportunities for job creation, income generation, poverty
alleviation, and so on.”
He stated further: “I am happy to inform you that in 2016 we will
develop our e-Curriculum, leading to the distribution of Ibile Tablets
to students in our public schools. This revolution, at the Secondary
School level, will set a new standard in our educational system, and
further enhance the knowledge of our children to enable them compete
effectively with their peers in developed countries”, the governor
said.
Governor Ambode, who presented a proposal of N665.588billion, which
he christened the 2016 budget “The Peoples Budget”, pledged that his
administration would not only implement the budget faithfully, but
also ensured that it worked in the best interest of the state.
He added that it was an improvement of 26 percent over the budgets of
2014 and 2015 respectively which stood at N489.6 Billion individually.
“The increase will enable our government to focus on the present
challenges of security, traffic gridlock resolution including physical
and social infrastructural development which has thrown up new
challenges quite different from what we used to experience and have
always known”, he said.
He said the 2016 budget, which is the first full budget of the present
administration, would promote massive infrastructure delevopment.

Author: News Editor

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