The Programme

S/N STATE CURRENT NO. OF REGISTERED PUPILS NO. OF SCHOOLS PER STATE
1 Abia                                                                  78,275                                                     912
2 Adamawa                                                                208,501                                                  1,198
3 Akwa Ibom                                                                297,479                                                     985
4 Anambra                                                                105,849                                                     938
5 Bauchi                                                                554,516                                                  2,239
6 Benue                                                                268,462                                                  2,571
7 Borno                                                                116,432                                                     458
8 Cross River                                                                  88,571                                                     940
9 Delta                                                                153,608                                                  1,058
10 Ebonyi                                                                  83,187                                                     653
11 Enugu                                                                  62,165                                                     816
12 Gombe                                                                262,990                                                  1,103
13 Imo                                                                196,826                                                  1,234
14 Jigawa                                                                574,818                                                  2,223
15 Kaduna                                                                943,664                                                  3,897
16 Kano                                                             1,533,077                                                  4,982
17 Katsina                                                                807,921                                                  2,712
18 Niger                                                                894,099                                                  2,504
19 Ogun                                                                230,125                                                  1,542
20 Ondo                                                                104,035                                                  1,136
21 Osun                                                                121,357                                                  1,299
22 Oyo                                                                224,137                                                  2,330
23 Plateau                                                                345,253                                                  2,042
24 Sokoto                                                                483,375                                                  1,645
25 Taraba                                                                362,456                                                  1,712
26 Zamfara                                                                340,612                                                  1,451
  Grand Total                                                             9,441,790                                                44,580

The cooks on the PROGRAMME are recruited from the community where the schools are located. This helps to eliminate costs associated with travelling long distance. All cooks are paid directly based on the number of children they are feeding.


A deworming exercise is planned to commence in November in a few states.