President Bola Tinubu
The Tinubu-led administration has announced the reintroduction of the school feeding programme to address the challenges of out-of-school children.
The administration of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended the programme after many years of running it.
President Tinubu, however, ordered its restoration, saying it would help in checking the learning crisis.
He said if the learning crisis is not tackled, it will be difficult to address the challenges of out-of-school children.
The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, disclosed this during a one-day retreat on quick wins in the middle Ministerial deliverables from 2023 to 2027.
According to the minister, the president directed that the school feeding programme be removed from the Ministry of Humanitarian and returned to the Ministry of Education.
The Minister said the essence of the retreat was to find ways of implementing all the policies developed to tackle the challenges and to distil responsibility to different agencies responsible for overturning the out-of-school children problem.