FG Has Spent Over N41bn On Social Investment – Osinbajo
The Federal Government of Nigeria has spent a total of N41,714,793,293 across all the 36 States and Federal Capital Territory, FCT in implementing different aspects of the four Social Investment Programmes.
This was contained in a statement signed by Laolu Akande, the Chief Spokesman for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, adding that as at the end of last month (April 2017) the government had spent such amount of funds.
According to the statement, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered immediate expansion of the Programmes to accommodate more Nigerians.
The programme is expected to benefit over one million Nigerians with over 25 million meals already served to 1,051, 619 million primary school pupils.
According to the statistics, about seven states are currently enjoying the free meal and they include, Oyo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Osun, Enugu, Ogun and Zamfara states.
“No less than 11,847 cooks have also been employed. Altogether 8,587 schools are involved in those States,” the statement added.
It also revealed that Abia and Delta states would soon join in the free meals programme, adding, “Delta State will be getting a sum of N63, 366, 100 to start the feeding of 90, 523 primary school pupils.”
For Abia State, the Federal Government will be given out N42, 921, 200 to provide meals for the primary school pupils.
Giving the analysis of how the government arrived at spending over N41 billion on SIPs, the statement explained that about N26 billion was expended on N-Power, programme for unemployed graduates alone.