By G9ija

The Federal Government says it is taking the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) to the next level.

Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affaurs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said this in a statement issued by Mrs Halima Oyelade, her Special Assistant on Corporate Communication, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Farouq said the ministry with Technical Support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) would take the NHGSFP to the next level to address child hunger.

She explained that the next level would boost local economy and increase school enrolment and attendance among primary school pupils.

The minister explained that by 2021, the breakthrough initiative served school meals to over nine million pupils in 53,000 public primary schools, making it one of the largest school feeding programmes in Africa.