|*file photo: Obasanjo at a novelty match to mark his birthday|
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has berated the Muhammadu Buhari Led Federal Government’s involvement in the school feeding programme, saying it is essentially a programme that the states should execute.
Obasanjo stated this in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH at the venue of the World Food Prize in Iowa, USA.
The Federal Government had said in September that over N6.2bn had been paid to 14 states as part of efforts to meet its target of feeding three million primary school children in 2017 under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme.
Although Obasanjo commended the Federal Government for its initiative, he argued that school feeding programmes should be left to state governments to handle.
He also refused to assess the administration, but gave parameters for rating the government’s efforts in the school feeding programme.