Commissioner for Special Duties in Ogun State, Adeleke Adewolu, said since the introduction of the
school feeding programme in January, 2017, the state has engaged 2,948 food vendors to ensure even
distribution of food.
Adewolu said more than 270,000 pupils in 1,510 public primary schools are currently benefitting from
the federal government’s home grown school feeding programme, adding that some parents had
withdrawn their children from private schools and enrolled them in public primary schools.
He revealed this recently in Abeokuta during the flag-off of a monitoring programme by Women’s
Consortium of Nigeria.
“The programme is supported by the Ogun State Government with the provision of a dedicated office
and staff, recruitment and training of vendors, daily monitoring in all schools among others.”
Also, the Coordinator of WOCON, Mr. Olukunle Adeogun, said the non-governmental organisation
would monitor the feeding programme to ensure that the fund meant for it is judiciously used and that
food gets to the pupils.
Adeogun advised the federal government to address bottlenecks and bureaucracy facing stakeholders in
the disbursement of funds and food items in the schools feeding programme.
He said the mandate of the NGO is to monitor and evaluate the programme in 40 schools across four
local government areas. They are Abeokuta North, Ikenne, Imeko-Afon and Odeda.
Adeogun said the NGO would ensure that the pupils are properly fed with a quality meal per day and
the budget for the programme is judiciously utilised.
He promised to ensure that corrupt practices are tracked, reported, reduced and wastages curbed in the
process of executing the programme.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects and Programme Manager, Mrs. Tinuola Shopeju,
disclosed that the programme had created 3,000 direct and 30,000 indirect employment till date in the