The federal government says it has begun the payment to food vendors under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSF) in all 33 benefiting states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It also said the new payment would ensure that the feeding starts when schools resume in January 2020.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, made the announcement on Sunday through a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES.
Ms Farouq also said that the funds were released in December to ensure that both the suppliers and cooks have more time to procure and stock foodstuff against resumption date.
“We believe that paying these funds early is critical to the success of the programme. We do not want any hitches, and we want to ensure that the…