Lagos State Government has created 202 centres where 37,589 benefiting households would go and collect food vouchers in the home feeding programme embarked upon in conjunction with the Federal Government.
The programme is a continuation of the Homegrown School Feeding Programme for pupils in public primary schools, even when the schools are shut down due to the outbreak of Coronavirus disease. This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, when he led members of the Board to the warehouse where the palliatives were being packaged.
Fielding questions during the visit, he said 202 centres would be used across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas for the distribution of vouchers to beneficiaries.
He gave the assurance that the Board had done due diligence on data collection and the logistics to get the items to the beneficiaries. He also assured that the exercise would not be hijacked by anybody and that probity and transparency would be adopted.