Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq says about N523.3 million was spent on school feeding programme during the lockdown prompted by coronavirus.

Sadiya Farouq made the revelation, Monday during the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja. She said about 124,589 households benefited across the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states.


The minister spoke against the backdrop of allegations of corruption in the social intervention programmes.

Nigerians have been calling on government to find a viable way to identify vulnerable citizens and be transparent with the process used for the selection and distribution of the palliatives.

Also, the National Assembly and state governors had called for a total review of the entire process of distributing the palliatives.

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