As the home grown school feeding programme takes off across Lagos State, the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, members of the Board, Board Secretary and other stakeholders, on Friday, May 22, 2020, paid an on the spot assessment visit to some Local Government Education Authorities, LGEAs, to monitor the distribution of food items being given to parents/guardians under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
Recall that the Home Grown School Feeding Programme for pupils in primary one to three, under the Modified Homegrown School Feeding Programme officially started in Lagos on Thursday, since all schools across the state were ordered to shut down.
At some of the centres visited, the Chairman expressed satisfaction with the conduct of government officials at the various centres, as well as the orderliness of the parents being attended to.
He observed that the security officers from the Nigeria Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were at each of the centre to maintain peace and order just as the beneficiaries were tested with body infrared thermometer and were properly sanitized before gaining entrance to the centre.
Describing the exercise as seamless in all the centres, Alawiye-King commended the level of hygiene practiced, as well as social distancing maintained, saying that after the voucher presentation by the parents, they move to pick their food ration.
Some of the centres monitored by the LASUBEB boss include: Saint Francis Primary School, Kosofe; Ikeja Primary School, GRA,Ikeja and Bola Memorial Primary School on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja.